Seems like motherhood really suits Mila Kunis!
Kunis is so taken with her new baby girl, whose father is Kunis’ fiancé, Ashton Kutcher, that she has been inspired to help other mothers who are in need. The actress has codesigned an 18-karat yellow gold emerald ring with jeweler, Marina B, and the profits will go towards funding a maternity center in Zambia, according to Vogue magazine. The center is near the Gemfields mine, which is a supplier of responsibly sourced gemstones. Kunis also serves as a spokesperson for the company.
The gorgeous bauble has been dubbed a “motherhood ring” and Kunis says she got involved to celebrate the birth of her own first child, Wyatt Isabelle. “Carrying a child and bringing new life into the world marks the start of an incredible journey,” Kunis recently told Vogue UK. “Throughout history, every culture has its own way of recognizing 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 of 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.”
Zimbabwe is notorious for its collapsed health care system. Recent studies have shown that 68 percent of women in the country have suffered gender-based violence, according to Newsday and, in 2006, the average life expectancy for a woman in Zimbabwe was just 34 years of age, according to the World Health Report.
The new venture with Gemfields really shows that Kunis, who has previously advertised products for Dior and Gap, is really committed to previous statements about how she plans to ethically endorse products moving forward. “You don’t want to endorse something that you don’t believe in,” Kunis explained to Vogue in March 2013 while talking about her new partnership with Gemfields. “I’ve done that before and it’s just one of the hardest jobs to do. Why do it? I believe in this company and I believe in what they stand for. Lesson learned, absolutely.”