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Kimberly Baker Jewelry

Kimberly Baker Jewelry

Victorian Inspired Talismans to Have and Hold

Kimberly Baker JewelryKimberly Baker Jewelry reinterprets cherished mementos with an avant-garde rivalry as her collection of “bold, heirloom, edgy, tender and tough” hearts, knives, gothic emblems, grenades, unicorn horns, antique coins, and more inspired by Victorian jewelry.  Launched in 2000, her collection represents the juxtaposed relationship between a yielding elegant simplicity and daring unconventional pretty.  Kimberly says, “I would like to think that my work has special meaning to the women who wear it. I love symbolism and for jewelry to be worn like a talisman.”  Every piece exclusively crafted by Kimberly Baker is meant to last the test of time with a stylish heirloom quality.

Kimberly is one of those people that you meet and instantly realize has the gift of designing.  She always wanted to attend Rhode Island School of Design or Pratt in New York, but was never able to afford design school.  While many jewelry designers study art and design in college, she only took a few jewelry classes at a community college and at Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle.  Kimberly used her raw talent and strong creativity in lieu of a formal education to succeed in the design industry.  After working in retail at several boutiques in Seattle, Kimberly found that she was soon selling the jewelry she wore.  She decided to make a leap of faith and dedicate herself to designing jewelry as a fulltime job.  In setting up a studio in her basement, she taught herself the rest and her business was born. 

Kimberly Baker JewelryOne of our Editor’s Picks and also seen on Blake Lively is the Liv Necklace.  This pendant features an intricately beautiful hand hammered heart with a Gothic-style dagger inspired by Heraldic shields. Available in both sterling silver and 18kt gold vermeil, this necklace will surely pierce hearts.  This piece brings new meaning to the phrase “love hurts.”  Even though Kimberly is naturally talented, she remains humble.  She shares, “I am constantly surprised that I can make a living doing my art. I would encourage anyone who has the desire to pursue there passion in life to jump first and ask questions later!”  Still, her success is self-evident as she has been featured in In Style, Marie Claire, Glamour, Lucky, Cosmo Girl, Giant, Zink, DailyCandy, Self, Us, Teen Vogue, Nylon, and People Magazine.

Kimberly Baker Jewelry has a cult following in Hollywood, comprised of Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Lucy Liu, Scarlett Johansson, Kimberly Baker JewelryMaggie Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, and Mary Kate Olsen.  Unsurprisingly, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s trinket of choice is the Maggie Necklace, showcasing two unicorn horn charms making up this whimsical piece. The 18kt gold vermeil unicorn horn hangs longer at 1 inch while the oxidized sterling silver unicorn horn is a ½ inch tall.  The contrast of the elegant gold against the dark and rustic oxidized ebony adds more mystery and appeal to this necklace.  Kimberly usually comes up with ideas by browsing a plethora of books and watching old movies to get inspired.  She has a dedicated staff of one production person who assists her, along with casters and a wax carver with work alongside her.

Besides managing her line, she also enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.  After living in Japan for a year, she learned to appreciate the beauty of their culture as she found loved the wonderful juxtaposition of simplicity and whimsy of the Japanese.  She designs two new collections a year while keeping her classic designs available.  Kimberly has always loved working with her hands and her other creative passion is cooking, as she spends a lot of her free time in the kitchen. In the next five years, Kimberly plans to continue her designing and hope to branch out into other areas of design.  Her most recent project is a line of raincoats that she hopes to launch next year. 

Currently, Kimberly’s favorite item from her collection is her Heather Earrings.  She loves them because they work so well with jeans or a cocktail dress.  Kimberly Baker JewelryAnother is the Wolfette ring, a piece she wears almost everyday.  For necklaces, she loves the bigger pieces in her line and tends to favor the Carmen Necklace or Grace Necklace.  Among her bracelets, Kimberly loves wearing the Natasha Cuff stacked with the Angela Bracelet.  Another one of our picks is the Anais Necklace for its originality and variety of talismans.  A mix of 'bad' charms and a single heart charm are fixed throughout this triple lace chain necklace. Featured in sterling silver, a delicate tassel dangles from each charm along this 36” necklace.  The mix of bad charms includes a miniature grenade, a revolver, a heart charm, a cross, and baby brass knuckles.  A sure conversation starter, this fun piece drapes long with a flirty flounce.   

Kimberly Baker JewelryFor earrings, we are head over heels for her Heidi Earrings in 18k plated gold.  These earrings feature a peacock feather pattern laser cut onto the earrings that glints while catching the light.  They are lightweight enough to wear all day long and into the night as they look fabulous with a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress.  For a simpler look, the Zooey Kimberly Baker JewelryEarrings are also a great pick as have a very modern and “less is more” feel. These single-curved hand formed earrings slip through the ears and are deceptively simple.  They hang freely and give the appearance of floating earrings with its ethereal feel.   Kimberly Baker can be found at Fred Segal, Revolve clothing, and her own store in Seattle.  To view and shop the complete Kimberly Baker Jewelry collection, visit kimberlybaker.com.

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