Kristy Ford

"My passion, love for art, and expertise fuel my desire to create timeless, simple, and romantic designs. I am constantly refining elegance."

As a third-generation jeweler, Ford realized that jewelry is about connection: it connects people, holds memories, and tells stories. These stories connect generations together, and when retold, they are a way of preserving a family's history. This realization has shaped her perception of her role as a jeweler—to use precious metals and gemstones to create a marker of time and help preserve memories.

Ford is a time traveler when it comes to designing—she pairs modern technology with old-world craftsmanship. The process begins using CAD technology, which allows her to push the limits of design and make mistakes before arriving at a concept or design that she is happy with. Once she has a prototype, she leaves the modern era and utilizes time-tested goldsmithing techniques to bring each piece to life.

Ford grew up in the jewelry industry—literally, in the back of her parents' stores in Richmond, Virginia. Her jewelry education began with her parents and extended to co-workers, industry professionals, and master craftsmen. Like many other children raised in the jewelry industry, the store was her lab, and she got to experiment with all kinds of materials and products, supervised by the best in the business.

Rykiel Necklace
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 4,100
Schiaparelli Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,800
Heringer Necklace
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 2,050
Hadid Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,580
Perriand Earrings
Gold, Pearl & Stone Earrings

$ 4,920
Emery Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 3,200
Keckly Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,100
Sejima Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 2,300
Riddle Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,780
Lowe Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,100
Bethune Necklace
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 2,900
Gray Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 3,990
Griffin Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 1,450
Tranberg Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 2,650
Vandermolen Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,510
Quant Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 4,400
Vionnet Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,950
Tyng Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 4,840
Lanvin Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 3,250
Eames Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,930
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
INSTORE magazine bench pressure challenge - Overall winner, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition, Chicago, 2010
2010 INSTORE magazine bench pressure challenge - CAD design contest winner, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition, Chicago, 2010
2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show Invitational CAD challenge invited participant, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, 2018