Our line is inspired by the practice of adornment that is so abundant in other cultures. It is a response to the universal desire to embellish and beautify. Using materials such as fine metals and natural thread, we hand forge each piece to create a sort of talisman to the wearer, a grounding source, an elaborate whisper. 

Our name, The Salt Empire, is inspired by the animals who have instinctively forged trails to natural sources to satisfy their need for salt. Over many millennia, tribes discovered how salt helped to preserve food, cure hides and heal wounds. Nomadic bands would have carried salt with them and traded it with other bands for different goods. We are compelled to find inspiration in this nomadic spirit, in a conversation, in the movement. To create from a place that acknowledges that our own personal expression and experiences are real and authentic while still connected to a history. 

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