A native of Michigan, Kelley Barrett Ford grew up watching her dad paint. Trips to his studio and to the Detroit institute of Art inspired a love for creativity that led to her receiving a BA in Sculpture, and an MFA after extensive study in San Francisco and Florence, Italy. Working at Sotheby’s in Boston furher advanced her interest in design. This passion became a company in 2004 after the birth of her first child. Kelley’s love of color has led to extensive searches for the rare precious and semi precious gemstones seen in her pieces. She has resisted mass production in favor of designing and/or handforging every piece. The result is jewelry that is easy to wear and instilled with singularity and individuality.
Barrett Ford is comprised of two collections- one showcasing ready to wear, pave diamond, gemstone, 14kt and 18kt gold pieces. The other is a custom, handmade line with prong set and wrapped gemstones, diamonds and precious metals.