A single piece of jewelry can possess great sentimental value. Being a jewelry designer, Kristen Baird has the eye for weaving elements of what her clients find most important into her custom jewelry. With her driven passion, Kristen Baird received her bachelor’s degree in Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. A stellar student, she was honored as a Valedictorian nominee, a Presidential Scholarship Recipient, and received the Outstanding Achievement award in Jewelry. To hone in on her craft, Kristen received her Rhino/CAD certification and attended the renowned New Approach School for Jewelers, completing the Graduate Bench Jeweler program under the direction of world-class instructor, Blaine Lewis.
Intricate, textural, and harmonious are but a few words that best describe Kristen Baird’s fine jewelry. Her aesthetic pays homage to motifs found in nature – waterfalls, honeycomb, rain, flora – while also gracefully nodding to her interest in architecture. Kristen’s work displays a unique ability to meld disparate influences into jewelry that is structural, but also seems as though it might have sprung organically from the natural world. Her work treats nature as a dance, never still and always changing, often capturing a transitory moment, such as a splash of water or the slow ooze of honeycomb. Underlying her inspirations is a design aesthetic that embraces minimalism and smooth clean lines, which allows her to seamlessly meld the natural with the man-made. The values of quality and craftsmanship are integral to Kristen’s work. She works with materials of the highest quality and crafts each piece by hand. She uses gold, platinum, and sterling silver with gemstones and pearls to create an interplay of texture and color that brings her beautiful and timeless creations to life.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Kristen decided to plant her roots in Savannah and founded Kristen Baird in 2015. Her pieces are displayed and sold at Boutiques and Galleries across the country and have been featured in high-end publications, such as Charleston Magazine, Charleston Style & Design, Paprika Southern, and Lark Books, among others.