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Animals 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.

The Salt Empire started with two best friends that create together & evolved naturally to what it is today. Between the two of us, exists a jewelers certification & 20 years of combined experience in design & bench work. Each piece is cut, hammered, soldered & created with care one piece at a time. We do our very best to ethically source materials, such as naturally…

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  • Born on November 9
  • Joined July 15, 2010

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Brass, Silk, Gold, Crystal, Tribal Beads

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Animals 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.

The Salt Empire started with two best friends that create together & evolved naturally to what it is today. Between the two of us, exists a jewelers certification & 20 years of combined experience in design & bench work. Each piece is cut, hammered, soldered & created with care one piece at a time. We do our very best to ethically source materials, such as naturally shed antlers & quills. And by using precious materials such as fine metals and silk, each piece is meant to become a sort of talisman to the wearer. Our collections are inspired by the practice of adornment that is so abundant in every culture. It is a response to the universal desire to embellish and beautify. All the jewelry hand made is made in Salt Studios, SE Portland.




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Emily & Sarah

www.TheSaltEmpire.com

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