At 20 years old, founder Eddie Shamie left his job in the finance industry to open up his own business in men’s jewelry. His sudden career change came after years of perusing different bead shops during his breaks in the garment district in NYC and crafting his own jewelry by hand. When his handmade bracelets were turning heads on the streets of Midtown Manhattan he knew it was time to turn his hobby into a brand. In 2012, he finally swapped investment funds for beads and Degs and Sal was born. Shamie, the brainchild behind Degs and Sal—who started off handcrafting his jewelry in his grandparents basement— now operates his business as the founder/designer and manufactures his collections in Italy.
Degs & Sal is an NYC based company - We produce each collection in the top manufacturing factories in Italy. Our minimalist aesthetic combines practical bases like leather, onyx and gold elements with edgy embellishments like skulls, coins, and anchors.