Serena Williams was inspired by her Grand Slam wins when designing her jewellery collection.
The tennis ace recently detailed creative process behind her ethically-sourced Unstoppable capsule line for her Serena Williams Jewelry brand, and said she wanted to use jewellery to encapsulate how she felt when she won four titles in a row back in 2015.
“I wore a circular necklace the last time I won all four Grand Slams in a row. I had won four in a row wearing that necklace. I was just really unstoppable,” Serena told People about the inspiration for the collection’s sterling silver toggle necklace and matching bracelet.
“There was nothing that could stop me from winning those four Grand Slams. At one point, I remember having the flu so bad that I literally was crying, but I still had this unstoppable attitude.”
The necklace and bracelet, both $100 (£79), are replicas of the jewellery she wore on the court during her glittering career, and each piece is engraved with the word ‘Unstoppable’ and is studded with a small diamond.
And 100 per cent of net proceeds from each purchase will go towards supporting Black-owned businesses via the non-profit organisation Opportunity Fund.
The 38-year-old has always had a passion for fine jewellery, and her love for accessories even spills out onto the tennis court.
“My background is fashion design. This is a whole new category for me. But I’ve always had a love for jewellery if you look at everything I’ve done. I’ve even played tennis in crazy (jewellery) pieces at times,” Serena explained.
The Unstoppable collection is available now at serenawilliamsjewelry.com.
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