It’s no secret that the right jewelry will make or break just about any look. And when it’s the right piece, you just know. You put it on and you feel alive, powerful and ready to take on the world. Jewelry brand ERTH does just that through both their designs and their latest project, a portrait series titled #12Women.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and in partnership with UNICEF, #12Women highlights a dozen women who have become successful in their own right. From actress Jessica Alba to model and CEO Alyssa Miller, the women shared everything from life lessons to pivotal moments in their careers—not to mention their favorite ERTH pieces. Ahead, we share the empowering stories and advice from some of the women featured in the portrait series, which reveal just what shaped them into the women they are today.
JESSICA ALBA, ACTRESS AND FOUNDER OF THE HONEST COMPANY
"I think your first love, your first heartbreak, your first disappointment, your first big embarrassment, your first of anything.... feels monumental, when you experience something on that level. In the beginning you feel like it's over, that's it, and it feels so dramatic. But once you have been through it a few times, you know what to expect. It sucks, but you know you will get through it, so you dust your shoulders off and keep moving forward."
TORI PRAVER, MODEL AND DOULA
"Women are the future, so raise strong daughters!"
Favorite ERTH piece: "I live in my Choola hoop earrings!"
ALYSSA MILLER, MODEL AND FOUNDER/CEO OF PILGRIM
"We as women are faced with the idea that we are incapable of most things, and if not incapable than at least inferior to a male counterpart. I am smart, strong, kind, nurturing and also capable of anything a man is."
Favorite ERTH piece: "I love layering the plate necklaces."
VANESSA FITZGERALD, HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH
"Do the inner work and learn to love yourself. The sexiest, most attractive thing a woman can wear is confidence."
DALLAS WAND, CO-FOUNDER OF STONE COLD FOX
"Focus on adding value. It is not what you can get but what you can give as you move towards your goals."
Favorite ERTH piece: "I love the plate necklace, the earth cross choker, the yellow gold diamond initial, the infinity necklace, the double star necklace, the mini hoop earrings and the diamond crater stud—basically the whole collection."
LIBBY WEINTRAUB, MOTHER AND WRITER
"Unlock the power of your mind and learn to direct it positively and intentionally; your greatness and mastery will flow from there."
Favorite ERTH piece: "The limited edition 14k large cross threader earrings, diamond teardrop studs, the gold three-spoke ring and the Mary Bolo necklace."