All Salt Grass jewelry is made by hand in Santa Fe, NM. We have a 600sq foot studio and showroom located in Midtown’s Iron Stone Garden. The area is littered with artist studios and independent makers. There our small team uses traditional metalsmithing practices to bend, form, hammer, and solder every component. Come see the studio or check out our showroom. Open by appointment only. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Where is SG Made?
Shipping rates are calculated based on your order and location. We offer USPS First Class or Priority Mail or UPS Next Day for the US. For international shipping please email us at studio@saltgrassjewelry to make arrangements. All orders over $150 receive free Priority Mail Shipping.
How would you describe the finish on Salt Grass pieces?
Salt Grass uses a professional tumbler to give our surfaces a brushed slightly shiny surface. This is not a high-shine finish. Your finish may become more matte or shiny over time depending on your body's oils and how it is stored. If you’d like your Salt Grass jewelry professionally cleaned or your finish re-done at any point please let us know. We’re happy to help.
What metals do you use?
We use a variety of metals including sterling silver, 14k gold, and brass. All of our sterling silver and 14k gold items are coming from recycled alloys. In November we will introduce a few 14k gold vermeil items which are made with a sterling silver base.
Will a brass ring turn my finger green?
Probably. This happens due to the heat, acidity, and oxidation of the metal next to your skin. When it's hot and humid this will happen much faster. If this bothers you, you can try a little clear nail polish on the inside of the ring or upgrade to 14k gold. Upgrading to solid gold is a multigeneration investment. If you’ve bought a brass ring from Salt Grass in the past and want to upgrade your metal we’re happy to do that. We will even properly recycle your brass ring for you. Email us at email@example.com for more information and don't forget we have Afterpay options too!
Where does recycled metal come from, and why is that important?
Our metals come from a few sources within the US. Our casted components come from a small casting house in the historic Diamond District of NYC. We have been working with them for over 10 years. All of their precious metals, including silver, gold and platium come from United Precious Metal Refining, which is certified to use conflict-free, ethically sourced metals.
Post-consumer recycled metals are just as clean, pure and "refined" as metals that originate from the earth. The main difference is that we are not contributing to the mining process by using "new" metal. Mining for metals causes a huge amount of waste and displacement of animals and plants. It is for these reasons that we are so happy to see many supply company's now offering recycled alloys produced in green facilities.
What other eco-conscious choices has Salt Grass made?
Recently, we stepped away from bio-degradable plastic and have moved to all paper or plant-based products for our packaging. Bio-degradable plastic is a wonderful idea in theory but unfortunately, it won’t break down in the ocean where it is likely to end up.
We are continually looking to grow and better educate ourselves with regards to environmental business practices. See an area where we can improve? Let us know!