Aunty Mary J. Blige is unmatched when it comes to her dance moves but now she's got a new venture. She and her long-time friend, Simone I. Smith, have created a new jewelry line titled Sister Love. 


"We both support each other in everything we do. That includes the ways we can help each other grow from knowing the others strengths personally and professionally. We now get to experience a lot of firsts together and truly share in the vision and mission of our business SISTER LOVE," Smith and Blige shared on their line’s description page.

The duo debuted their collection at the 2018 Essence Festival and their staple 18K Queen Hoops sold out almost immediately. Since Blige stepped out on the R&B scene, she is almost always spotted rocking statement hoops and when asked by E! News what hoops mean to her, she replied that they are a forever classic. 

"I love them — it's a comfort zone for me to put on a hoop. You can dress it up or dress it down. A hoop is simple, it frames your face," she began. "From the time Salt-N-Pepa hit the scene, all we saw was a 'door-knocker' or a hoop. You had to hustle and get you a pair of door-knockers — 'truck jewelry' they called it." 


Sister Love is expected to share more pieces in the coming weeks and according to E! News, they will have three styles of hoops ranging from $129.99 to $299.99. 

"It’s a collection of designs that symbolizes strength, edge, style, sassiness, and made in their support for each other and their love of statement pieces… The line was designed to inspire women to be strong, fearless, empowered, and to 'wear what you want… because you CAN!'"

Watch the video below to hear more of why Mary J. Blige loves a great hoop: 

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