Porte Bleue Necklace
This necklace has a special source of inspiration - the place where I designed and created for the two months I was in France. That lovely space was Atelier 3, or as I came to nickname it, "Porte Bleue". The atelier was warm and cozy, with walls constructed of Roman-laid stones and complete with Roman maker's marks visible on nearly every stone. In the corner of my atelier was a set of stone stairs chiseled into the rocky earth that led into a deep cavernous cistern underneath the floors. A bright blue door welcomed visitors and a sweet aroma of lavender always wafted around the space. My atelier could not be more perfect and I wanted to capture and share that feeling of being surrounded by history and textural cobblestones. Ah, if only these walls could talk...
Pair this inspiring necklace with a coordinating set of our Porte Bleue Earrings for a complete knock-out look!
Stroll through Kristen Baird® Jewelry’s newest jewelry-design collection, influenced by her whimsical, summer days spent in LaCoste, France. Gather vibrant flowers from a weekly, spirited provincial market. Duck behind colorful, medieval-arched doorways for an elusive embrace. Brush fingertips against ancient Roman castle walls—laced with fragile blooms, endless vines and romantic peepholes revealing the bold, organic palette of the valley below. Experience low-hanging branches bursting with deep-pink cherry blossoms, a patchwork quilt of bright emerald olive orchards and brilliant lavender fields awoken by buzzing bees in a sophisticated collection that bares every sensation imaginable—the Bonjour Belle Collection.
The pendant of this truly unique piece measures approximately 60mm in length, by 27mm at the widest point, for a total hang length of around 70mm. Depending on your style preference, the 1.5 mm sterling silver rolo chain is available in your choice of 16”, 18” or 20” lengths. The chain fastens with a lobster clasp in the back, for ease of wear. Additional chain lengths and gemstone options may be available upon request.
At Kristen Baird® Jewelry, we use partially to fully recycled sterling silver. The 18K gold used is certified 100% recycled and the gemstones we use are carefully selected in line with our commitment to social responsibility. Each piece is precisely handcrafted in our Savannah, GA studio, using a metalsmithing process called reticulation. As proof of authenticity, each piece is stamped with the .925 quality mark and whenever possible, is signed/marked with the Kristen Baird® maker’s mark, prior to delivery.
Due to the natural characteristics of handcrafted designs, each piece may contain slight variances from the photos shown. These variances allow uniqueness in every creation, but never take away from the quality of work or the complexity of design.
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