Kerry Washington Curates Mother’s Day Jewelry Capsule
Andrew Parker - May 1, 2021

15 Reasons To Be Happy Right Now

1. Today is a fresh start for a new opportunity.

2. There is no one else alive quite like you.

3. You are loved.

4. The sun is shining in some part of the world (maybe by you right now)!

5. There's something you can do better than anyone.
>6. You might not know it, but you are somebody's role model.

7. You can make someone smile today.

8. You have goals and dreams you will one day achieve.

9. Some of them might have come true already.

10. And you can set new goals and dream new dreams each day.

11. There are puppies all over the world who would be so happy to meet you.

12. You can change the world.

13. Nutella exists (and tastes good on pretty much anything).

14. There are millions of flowers waiting to be picked by you.

15. You are someone's first choice.

Kerry Washington has birthed many things in her life — creatively through her acting and directing careers, philanthropically as part of her dedication to activism and biologically as the mother of her children with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. Celebrating all facets of womanhood is the cornerstone of her second collection with the female-founded, sustainable jewelry brand, Aurate — a company she invested in last year. Debuting on April 26 ahead of Mother’s Day, the “Birth Of Mother” collection is inspired by Italian artist Botticelli’s famous painting, The Birth of Venus, and “is a nod to women being born of nature and their sensuality, strength and allure.”

The nine-piece capsule — ranging in price from $120 to $480 — includes earrings, rings and necklaces featuring delicate organic pearls and set in sustainable 14k gold vermeil. “The design of the collection is inspired by elements of the ocean — every shell, texture, and pearl is unique in its intricacies, every wave and current is powerful and unpredictable,” Washington, who stars in the gorgeous, empowering campaign alongside her mother, professor Valerie Washington, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Parenting is like that too, I think. Unique, unpredictable, powerful and beautiful.” While Washington says it’s “too difficult” to choose her favorite piece in the line, there is one style that is the most meaningful for her.

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“All of them are so special to me in their own way, but the stacked three-pearl ring [Venus Organic Pearl Tri Gold Ring, $360] holds special personal significance because of my three children,” she shares with PEOPLE, referencing her biological children, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, 7, and Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, 4, and her husband’s daughter from a previous relationship.For Washington, motherhood takes many different facets. “I think it’s important to celebrate motherhood in all its forms,” she says. “Whether you’re mothering a child, an animal, a project, or even a dream, caring for what you love is a sacred act.”

And continuing to collaborate with Aurate is a partnership she can be proud of thanks to the brand’s ethics. “I love finding products that are high quality, elegant and beautiful while also being good to the planet. I’m thrilled to be aligned with a company like Aurate that offers these choices at a more affordable price point so that sustainability and elegance can be more accessible.”Below, read more about Washington’s dedication to supporting womanhood, her own Mother’s Day traditions and more.