Relishing in her new role as a mum, actress Mila Kunis has teamed up with Gemfields, and Italian jeweller Marina B, to create a special emerald ring that not only honours motherhood but also gives back.
Hollywood star Mila Kunis, who has an eight-month-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, with her partner Ashton Kutcher, decided to work with Gemfields – the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones, and Italian jeweller Marina B, to design a 18-carat yellow gold ring, featuring a Gemfields Zambian emerald with the signature Marina B cut.
How does it give back? All of the profits from sales of the US$4,800 ring will be donated to the Nkana Health Center in Zambia, where the Gemfields mine is located. Funds will be used to upgrade the hospital’s facilities and build a dedicated maternity centre.
Mila, who is a global ambassador for Gemfields said of the ‘mother ring’: “Carrying a child and bringing new life into the world marks the start of an incredible journey. Throughout history, every culture has its own way of recognising this extraordinary event, often with a gift for mother or child. Precious green emeralds are traditionally symbols of motherhood, wisdom, and long-lasting love. But they are also a symbol for hope in many cultures, and so the proceeds from this collection of Motherhood Rings will benefit the opening of Gemfields Nkana Health Centre, where four new wards have been built – a major undertaking that will have long-lasting benefits to the local community.”
“We are very excited about the new Mila ring, as it will introduce the iconic Marina B style to a new generation.” said Paul Lubetsky, CEO of Marina B. “While we created it for Mila in celebration of Wyatt’s arrival, this is the kind of ring any woman can wear.”
Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields, added: “Having worked with Marina B – a heritage brand with exceptional craftsmanship and an exciting new direction – on a previous collection of emerald jewelry, it was only natural that we would collaborate on a piece for our brand ambassador, Mila Kunis, as she starts her journey into motherhood. Not only is the ring beautiful, but it furthers our commitment to social responsibility.”
The ring is available by special order through the Marina B website at MarinaB.com/Mila.