Colby June is a jewelry designer who lives at the base of majestic Mt. Sopris, just outside Aspen, where she grew up. From a young age, world travel and a connection to “the tiny details in nature” have always been core to Colby June, so it’s no surprise both strongly inform her aesthetic. Extended stays in Nepal and Mexico between high school and college were particularly influential. It was during a trip to San Miguel de Allende, in fact, where Colby June took her first jewelry design class and discovered her love for the craft.
In the spring of 2000, Colby June graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in Hispanic Studies. She later obtained a MA in Counseling Psychology and worked as a school counselor. Whenever she had the space and time, she would design and fabricate jewelry. In the spring of 2010 Colby gave birth to her daughter Perry. She left her position as a school counselor and is now doing the two jobs she loves most–being a mom and a jeweler. Working mostly with precious metals like gold, silver, and bronze (as well as the occasional gemstone “for an unexpected splash of color”), Colby June’s pieces are organic and simple in shape — many resemble delicate twigs, leaves, grass blades, or water-polished stones. Shaped too by her daughter Perry June’s free spirit and her husband’s eye for modern architecture, Colby June Jewelry is both an ode to the wild outdoors and a testament to the underlying structure and balance in nature.