Colombian tastemaker Mercedes Salazar has channeled her impeccable craft into a line of whimsical fashion/fine jewelry. Featuring nine pieces handcrafted in Colombia, woven with raffia and gold thread and flecked with Muzo emeralds, the pieces are the perfect summer pick-me-up. Prices start at $120 retail. A portion of sales will go towards The Muzo Foundation.
“For me it’s important to give back because it is the only way to understand that we are one, that we are not alone. We weave a life together. Knowledge, wealth, happiness and peace should be always shared.”
Mercedes Salazar launched her eponymous brand in 2001. Since its inception, she built alliances with Colombian artisans and indigenous communities bringing their ancestral techniques into the manufacturing process to create luxury pieces that tell stories and honor artisan hands.
Nowadays, Mercedes Salazar is a global brand with a complete product portfolio, offering contemporary jewelry, fashion accessories and a home line, handmade by master artisans in Colombia. The company is currently present in 19 markets across the Americas, Europe, UK and Asia, and distributes worldwide through www.mercedessalazar.com