One of the world’s greatest culinary utensils, a mortar and pestle is a valuable tool needed in every kitchen. They are unrivaled when it comes to crushing spices and fresh herbs. This new take on an ancient tool is handcrafted from solid pieces of iridescent pink crystal Himalayan salt. The salt used for these unique works of art is naturally harvested from the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range in Pakistan. Himalayan sea salt was formed during the Jurassic period and is over 250 million years old. This mortar and pestle has a beautiful organically occurring marbled appearance of sheer white, pink and deep red swirls. When using this set, Himalayan salt crystals will be subtly infused into your spices and herbs, imparting a delicate flavor to your dishes. Himalayan salt is a pure gourmet salt that requires no processing or purification. Every set is a unique work of art and history 250 million years in the making. Considered one of the best salts in the world, Himalayan sea salt is a healthy alternative to many other seasonings. The distinct flavor derived from this set is unmatched and unable to be replicated. This set delivers a unique flavor to every dish that leaves loyal patronage as the only option to replicate the experience. Many people also use the salt from this product to garnish the rim of cocktail glasses, adding a new kick to many drinks. This mortar and pestle set is a great investment and assured success in any kitchen or establishment.