Photograph by Kirsten Gilliam Photography


My name is Natalie Hightower. I graduated with a fashion degree from Texas Tech University and moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream in being a fashion designer. Shortly after I returned to Houston and worked in an unrelated sector until my passion for jewelry design surfaced in 2011. I am a Native Houstonian who was inspired to create beautiful, nature-inspired works from gems and earth-based materials. I later incorporated metals, custom designs and expanded my jewelry line.


The Hightower Collection (THC) was created in loving memory of my mother, Mary Ellen Hightower, whose lightness and spirit continue to influence me everyday in not only my work but just life in general. Each jewel is handmade and is given a unique design that incorporates silver and/or gold paired with beads from all over the world. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, custom pieces, and more complete the look.