30 Jun 2016

Be aware of the copies, even using the name "Salmi"

We have been quiet about this. We wish not to have negative energy on our pages and we wish not to interfere anybody else´s business.

But we can´t be quiet anymore.

We will publish some messages and testimonials we have received from people around the world. They are not all here, just some of them.

These customers have thought that we are the same company and asked for help. Unfortunately we can´t help them as this company has got nothing to do with us,
but we feel deeply for these betrayed customers.

We also believe that all customers betrayed by Tomi Salmi / House of Salmi
have not contacted us. The latest message came two weeks ago from UK.

These people have lost money, but more important, some of them have lost all they have had left of their late horse - the tail hair.

These messages are published by the permission of the customers and theyare  authentic.

"In February 2013, I purchased a ring from Tomi at "House of Salmi" thinking it was another company. I put down a payment for the ring I purchased and was given the run around on delivery date.  I was told it was ready and completed my purchase which totaled out to around $300 US.  

I never received my ring.  I was also told it would have hair from Animal Kingdom (Kentucky Derby winner that year).  I paid extra for it as well.  I continued to inquire about my purchase and I stopped receiving any messages from Tomi or House of Salmi after a few rude responses from him, all my comments regarding my experience with Tomi and House of Salmi were deleted from the Facebook page.  My review was deleted and I was subsequently deleted and blocked from the House of Salmi website.  

I took action by contacting Nanna Salmi thinking it was the same company just to find out Tomi and House of Salmi was a knock of to the original and they were not affiliated.  Ultimately, Nanna Salmi had received numerous complaints from customers of Tomi and House of Salmi and to this day 3 years later, I have heard nothing from Tomi or House of Salmi, I am still blocked from their Facebook (which has been closed out and reopened numerous times, likely due to having to delete all the disgruntled customers) and I have obviously never received the product I paid for or gotten any sort of refund."

Candice Hall, USA

"I ordered a nannasalmi bracelet and paid it for Tomi Salmi/House of Salmi (then Equisetum Ky, nannasalmi -retailer) in September 2012. In November I inquired the state of my order. Later in November I contacted him again wanting to cancel my order because of an exorbitant delivery time. I asked him to refund my payment.
I never got my bracelet or my money or my horse’s hair back, and my emails were blocked."

Minna Määttä, Finland

"I ordered In March 2011 a nannasalmi bracelet worth of 920 € from Equisetum Ky/Tomi Salmi. Months were passing and my bracelet did not arrive. I wrote several e-mails to Tomi Salmi and got different kinds of explanations for the delay.
One year later my e-mails were blocked and I was not able to reach him or Equisetum Ky anymore. And I never got back hair of my old pony...
Two years later, 2014, I happened to meet Tomi Salmi in a horse show in Germany with his new company "House of Salmi". I confronted him and finally he promised to pay 200€ per month to compensate my losses. I have never got a single cent from him."

Sonja Leskinen, Finland

"My husband’s 60th birthday was coming and I wanted to give to him nannasalmi cufflinks made of his breeding stallion’s hair (worth 1110 €). I contacted nannasalmi reseller of that time, Equisetum Ky, and ordered and paid the cufflinks in February 2011.
In July 2011 I finally got them, but the quality was really bad.
I called Tomi Salmi and he said it was a proto type pair. I sent the cufflinks back in September, and finally in summer 2013, I got back the same pair of proto type cufflinks. I never got the final product or my payment back though I contacted Tomi Salmi several times by e-mails and telephone. Then he blocked my e-mails and calls."

Eija Höykälä, Finland

Posted: 2015-06-05 by     T.L.W.- USA
Item not rec'd/no communication
House of Salmi, Stolberg, Germany
"In February of 2014 I ordered a custom ring to be made with the tail hair of my deceased horse. The required deposit was placed and the hair sent to Germany. It has now been almost 16 months and I have not yet received the ring. .... READ MORE

Posted: 2016-02-03 by     Reviewer47982
Horse Hair Bracelet
"I ordered a bracelet on October 18th and paid the deposit due. The hair was mailed the next day and I received confirmation of this.(...) This company is very unprofessional, lacks communication and I would not trust them with something that you cannot afford to lose." READ IT ALL HERE

Liah Comtois Cavanagh, Jul 27, 2018
cannot get a response in regards to the status of my ring

My process with this company actually started back in November 2015. I ordered a ring and all went well until I received it in January 2016. The ring was about 5 sizes too small ... READ MORE

House of Salmi — unethical business behavior, scammer
F fam1964 Mar 07, 2018
In Dec. of 2016 my husband purchased a gift certificate for me in the amount of $3000.00 from House of Salmi. I went round and round with Tomi Salmi about a ring that I wanted. Eventually I asked for a refund due to the fact that they were not able to produce what I wanted. Tomi stated that my husband, (the purchaser) needed to ask for the refund. My husband did so. No money, no product. If you do not agree with Tomi he blocks you and will not respond. Tomi has blocked me from communicating with him and has never returned my money. . ORIGINAL COMMENT HERE

Edit 2.11.2017
"Hi, do you have anything to do with House of Salmi?
Because nearly 12 months ago I paid for a ring to be made over £200. It took over 6 months to make it and when it finally came it was far too small, never measured anywhere near the size I asked for. So the ring was sent back!
Then they said it had been lost in the office and that they would make a new one for me. To that I replied: "with what hair?" as they had sent my horse hair back!
Since my last email it's been 2 months and I've had no reply to any of my emails and no answer to the phone. I´m so I'm so disappointed: no refund, no ring."

Caroline Rios, Warrington, UK

Photo Konrad Bak

Betrayed clients have contacted us because of HoS’s routine business policies. At first clients get a variation of reasons of delays starting from technical difficulties in a manufacturing process to lost hair and jewellery shippings. In the end Tomi Salmi / House of Salmi  blocks their e-mails, does not answer their telephone calls and deletes unpleasant
complains in Facebook page and blocks people out there as well.
After that you have no way to reach him.

Tomi Salmi also changes the company names and countries they are registered in. 
He has had companies registered in Finland (Equisetum Ky), in Estonia, UK and now in Germany. We don´t exactly know which ones of them are active at the moment but here is one registered in Germany, link: House of Salmi UG

If you have lost your money and want to make a report, here is the
contact information to his local police, Polizeipräsidium Aachen:

E-Mail poststelle.aachen@polizei.nrw.de

EDIT 2.5.2019

Here you can see what Tomi Salmi did with the company page of nannasalmi: he just changed the name and started doing his "own busineess".  It´s understandable that people heve been confused... Almost the same name, almost the same product 
- the idea and fans stolen.

Unfortunately we still can´t do anything and Facebook is not interested in.

You might also like to read this
FAQ: Why are the originals more expensive than copies?

15 Jun 2016

If we only could have them forever - the beloved Horses

Nothing is "forever". Unfortunately.
But our own little "forever" is as long as we live.

Ring Andrea

We remeber the first kiss as well as we remember the
first time in the saddle.

We remember how it felt like to find the right one
 - boyfriend, husband - or the horse.

Ring Carus

We remember when the children were born as well
as we remember the foals our mares had.

Bracelet Puella Star

And we remember that joyous, warm
feeling when we really loved somebody.

Bracelet Cedric

There are many happy moments in our lives we
will cherish in our hearts.

Ring Carus

They can´t be taken away from us. They will
follow and stay with us - for our forever. 
As long as we live.

nannasalmi collection is inspired by the genuine love for horses.
It reflects all that they can give us and the things we´ll never forget:
love, understanding, joy, trust, beauty of life - you name it.

If you wish to have a keepsake made with your own horse´s
hair, please, visit our web page and get yourself one!

Enquieries and orders by email

You find us also in Facebook:

Horsehair jewellery nannasalmi (Global page in English)

Thank you for visiting the blog!

1 Jun 2016

It´s Always a Miracle - A Foal

Perhaps you remember Hovin Inka? A beautiful Finnhorse mare we have 
written about before?  In May 2015 it was about a Finnhorse in general. We
think she is a perfect example about this horse race:

In February 2016 she showed us what the real winter is - with Finnhorse:

Now she is a brand new, proud mother!

Tinka´s (Inkan Totinka) father is Vihi-Totti. Mating was performed as an artificial insemination
17 and 19.5. "During the gestation Inka became, if possible, even smoother and easier as she had no more rutting seasons. In the end of gestation she spent a lot of time alone, away from other horses, but toward people she got more cuddly," Juha tells.

This picture was taken in the end of April. She seems to think that it is no time for foaling yet.

"Oh yeah, let it snow... I´ll wait for the better weather..."

After 348 days, 30th of April, Inka started foaling. In only one hour the brand 
new baby was out in the world and standing on her own feet. 

The perfect little horse got a name Tinka.
 (Inkan Totinka)

What a place to start a new life!

"As a mother Inka is calm, confident and gentle. It´s heart warming to see how she shows the world and teaches the small one. She´s not very jealous or over protective, but sometimes she tells the other horses not to come near. With people she is confident and lets us near the foal with no problem."

Juha tells that Tinka is very brave and curious. And super sweet!

This is how it was in the old days. When mom had to start working, the
children followed her in the fields and forests. And for sure they
learned something, too.

Hovin Inka is a working mother. 
Here you can get to know her business better:

Inkantinki in Facebook

Photos by Sanna and Juha Kujala
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