Owner & Designer, Jewel T. High
Jewel T. High is a New York designer who dreamed of owning her own shoe collection since she was ten years old and never lost sight of it. Jewel T. High was always the tall girl growing up that everyone loved being around. She embraced her height and took pride in her appearance. Her presence and outgoing personality makes people gravitate to her. One struggle she constantly faced was finding beautiful shoes in a size 11. Jewel always had to choose from a small selection of styles, which weren't the best looking shoes. The styles were either designed for mature women who don't wear 5 inch heels, had a masculine look, or were made of poor quality. With her passion for shoes and artistic abilities, she knew she had to make a change and pave the way for women like herself to love their size and walk with confidence.
Jewel T. High is a strong believer in academic excellence and service. Hard work, education, and dedication have been the hallmark of her life. She graduated from Pace University with a BBA in General Accounting. Also, Jewel T. High is a Northeast Regional and International Award Recipient for providing meritorious service. While rigorously studying accounting, Jewel pursued her dream to be a shoe designer. In 2009, she was mentored by a shoe expert with over 30 years of experience and started to form what is known today as Jewel High Collection. A few years later, Jewel left New York and migrated to Milan, Italy to perfect her craft and explore the history of shoemaking. She attended the world's most prestigious school for footwear technical design, ARS Sutoria, where she was trained by some of the best artisans who have worked with Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Nike, Aldo and more.