Kerry Washington models with her mother in a new campaign for a jewelry line

Kerry Washington celebrates Mother’s Day with a new jewelry collection via Aurate x Kerry, and each piece is crafted in 100% recycled gold.

from washington “Birth of the Mother” collection symbolizes “the essence of motherhood” and elements of the ocean. The actress announced her second collection with Aurate x Kerry in a campaign featuring her teacher mother Valerie Washington.

“Motherhood, in all its forms. This was the inspiration behind my next collection with @auratenewyork,” the Hollywood veteran and mother of two wrote on Twitter. “And it means the world to me that I get to share this with my beautiful mother,” wrote writes Washington in the caption of a sweet photo of her and her mother together on a beach.

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“The collection’s design is inspired by elements of the ocean – each shell, texture and pearl is unique in its complexity, each wave and current is powerful and unpredictable,” Washington said in a new interview with PEOPLE. “Parenting is like that too, I think. Unique, unpredictable, powerful and beautiful.

The nine-piece collection includes pearl earrings, rings and necklaces, but the one style that “has special personal meaning” to Washington is “the three-stacked pearl ring.” [Venus Organic Pearl Tri Gold Ring, $360]”because he represents his children, his daughter Isabella, 7 and 4 year old son Caleb. Her husband also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

When asked how motherhood inspired the designs, Washington told The Hollywood Reporter…”It all started with a group of mothers who came together to design a collection that reflected exactly that – motherhood! The beautiful, wild, courageous and fulfilling process of becoming a mother. We are each proud mothers – to our children, for our ideas and projects and for ourselves Inspired by Botticelli The birth of Venus, this collection embodies the birth of motherhood as a beautiful and powerful awakening,” she said.

“This collection is personal to me because I like to celebrate my mom. She is incredible! She is the strongest and bravest woman I know. And she has dedicated her life to improving the lives of young people. So honoring him within this collection means so much to me,” Washington added.

The actress, activist and philanthropist is not only a creator for Aurate x Kerry, but she is also an investor.

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“As a creative partner and investor, I look for companies that have a vision and mission that I am fully aligned with. Aurate shares my views on sustainability, diversity and giving back to social causes. As a brand, Aurate really works to amplify women’s voices and celebrate women in authentic ways,” Washington explained.

Kerry Washington (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Washington’s “Birth Of Mother” collection debuted on April 26. The price of the capsule ranges from $120 to $480 and “is a nod to nature-born women and their sensuality, strength, and allure.”

“I think it’s important to recognize and celebrate that motherhood can be very different depending on who you are and your life circumstances. Whether you’re mothering a child, an animal, a project or even a dream, caring for what you love is a sacred act,” Washington said.

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