We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Colvin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, what do you attribute your success to?
For me the most important factor behind the success of High Society Collection starts with the art or ideas behind our jewelry. Each piece is designed to shift expectations of what jewelry can be. We make dual purpose pieces that are clever and unexpected.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I like to say that I make clever jewelry for clever people! I am most excited to make pieces that are thoughtful and have a deeper significance than ‘just pretty’. High Society Collection is a line of jewelry inspired by prohibition, cannabis culture and history. Our Signature Necklace is a sleek and discrete, dual purpose necklace that is also a roach clip. I designed this necklace in 2013 when Colorado was the only legalized state. It has been amazing to watch the way cultural norms have shifted in just the last seven years! Even as an accessories brand, we have had to overcome many challenges during this time with credit card processing, being kicked off different sales platforms and watching the market become more mainstream.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I think that if someone visited right now, I would bring them to the beach. It is a great way to connect with the earth and focus on being with someone in the moment. This last year has been very isolating and a trip to the beach would be a nice way to connect. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mom inspired High Society Collection. When I was a kid, she kept a vintage metal roach clip in a house plant!
First three Harlee Case, last three (dark images and floral headdress) Nicholas Peter Wilson