“I inject my work with color and texture, juxtaposing forms both geometric and fluid, as though the designs might have sprung organically from the natural world. My clients tell me that my jewelry contains happiness and joy, a sense of nostalgia, and a feeling of freedom.”

Kristen Baird

Each piece created at Kristen Baird is carefully handcrafted using ethically sourced materials, conflict free diamonds, and the most juicy, colorful gemstones. A portion of each sale goes back to a charity Kristen is passionate about. She believes in being involved in her community and doing her part to make a difference! 

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Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kristen decided to plant her roots in Savannah, Georgia after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a bachelor’s degree in Jewelry Design. While attending  SCAD, she was honored as a Valedictorian nominee, a Presidential Scholarship Recipient, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Jewelry Design.

With a desire to continue learning and developing her craft, Kristen received her Rhino CAD Certificate and attended the renowned New Approach School for Jewelers, completing the Graduate Bench Jeweler program under the direction of world-class instructor, Blaine Lewis. In 2015, she launched her own brand, Kristen Baird Jewelry.

Celebrating a selection for Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, Class of 2017 sponsored by Savannah Magazine, a win in the 2017 Halstead Grant sponsored by Halstead Bead, and recently being voted "Best Local Artist" and "Best Local Artisan Shop" in the 2018 Savannah Best of the Best awards. Most recently, Kristen was awarded the SCAD Alumni Atelier Award - Artist in Residence - Lacoste, France, and she has created a new Lacoste inspired collection , Bonjour Belle. Kristen and her brand have been on the rise in both the local business scene as well as the national jewelry scene.


From the mountains of Virginia and hills of Tennessee to the coast of Georgia, Kristen Baird Jewelry designs pay homage to the waters, landscapes, and flora that bring to life the scenes of the South that Kristen has called home.

In a time where mass manufacturing is predominant, Kristen and her team utilize and preserve traditional metalsmithing skills, as they delicately and precisely craft each piece by hand in the Kristen’s Savannah-based studio.

Using sterling silver, recycled 18K gold, and ethically sourced gemstones, Kristen’s jewelry is full of color and texture with juxtaposing forms both geometric and fluid, as though the designs might have sprung organically from the natural world.

Featured pieces can be customized to fit the desires of an individual client. Kristen’s work speaks to the eco-conscious shopper that loves jewelry with a story and a unique, customizable aesthetic.

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