about me

Blending Cultures, Crafting Beauty: A Journey of Persian Handmade Jewelry in France

Born under the azure skies of the North of Iran at the Caspian Coast, she carries the echoes of the nature within her and it's resonated in her designs. Her inspiration is also drawn from the verses of ancient poets and her Oriental roots.

Having set up in France since 2019, Salma seeks to merge the intricate artistry of her Orient with the refined allure of the West. By creating jewels of a shared aesthetic, she envisages a bridge between cultures, a dialogue that transcends geographical boundaries, a testament to the idea that beauty, much like poetry, knows no borders.

She was eager to give a social science approach to her work to better understand creative processes, and she came to France to start a research project about Turkmen-Iranian jewellery and jewellers at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris). Turkmen jewelry is known for its impressive size and opulent decoration, precious metals and stones such as carnelian and turquoise. The Jewels carry highly suffisticated symbolic concepts such as protections against evil, reinforcements of fertility, body and garment adornments and savings. 

Her Master's degree project allowed her to study the public collections of Turkmen jewelry presented in France. Through her experties, she could add a more technical vision on the materials and the manufacturing processes of some Turkmen collections such as those held in Musée du quai Braanly in Paris.

In 2019, she received a grant from School of Jewelry Art supported by Van Cleef & Arpels.

She had the opportunity to exhibit her work in Iran and France since 2017.