Emily Maynard is one inspiring lady.
Despite her time basking in the spotlight as the much-adored Southern belle on The Bachelorette, she's now settling back into a normal rhythm of life in Charlotte with daughter Ricki, plus an exciting new jewelry line to call her own.
That's right, the stylish star who has long impressed us with her flawless fashion sense and amazing accessories is now utilizing those talents with a hip collection of baubles every woman can appreciate!
"I love all things girly and I love jewelry. It can really make a whole outfit. As a mom, I don't have the time and energy to put a lot of effort into my outfits. With jewelry, I can put something on and wear T-shirt and jeans and look put together," she said.
So what can you expect from her fab new collection?
Plenty of very wearable stunners that hint at a slight ethnic or tribal inspiration in some. From beaded bracelets to gorgeous statement necklaces and embellished earrings, there's something fun and flashy for everyone.
Not to be missed are the gorgeous pops of color (yellow, pink, turquoise and more) and dazzling array of mixed stones, making for a trendy-looking line that feels fresh, youthful and feminine—much like Maynard herself.
"I love turquoise. I can't leave the door without some piece of turquoise on me. I love pieces you can dress up or down," she told us. "I wanted the line to be wearable and I didn't want it to be too dressy or too casual...I wanted it to be interchangeable. I love all of the earrings because they are light and comfortable and that was a big decision factor for me."
With Emily's stylish stamp of approval, we're loving what we see so far, and better yet, much of it has meaning.
She tells us that her mother believes that her great, great-grandmother was actually Cherokee, hence the love of turquoise and heavy influence of Native American design, and also created the antique-looking Ivey ring as a special nod to her mother's precious jewelry box.
And of course, Ricki played an important role in the entire process, from sounding off on styles to helping her talented mama name each individual piece after her friends.
We're particularly fond of the Natalia cuff, which Maynard explains reminds her of Mexico, a favorite travel destination, and named after one of Ricki's adorable classmates.