INSPIRED BY NATURE, INSPIRATIONAL TO YOU
Everli is a line of handcrafted jewelry designed by Shuang Everett Li in NYC.
I believe nature has a way of speaking simple truths that we sometimes forget, because life can feel anything but simple. Maybe that’s why so many of us like to escape outdoors, where time slows, thoughts become more clear, and we regain that elusive sense of balance.
Everli is a collection of everyday jewelry inspired by nature’s quiet beauty. With each design, I seek to highlight the raw, the imperfect and the unexpectedly beautiful. Every piece has a story to tell and perhaps it is just the one you need to hear, that reminds you to live fully and live well.
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Growing up as an only child of immigrant parents, I worked hard to meet the expectations set of me: straight As, perfect SAT scores, an Ivy League school.
All of that effort led me to a comfortable job at a Fortune 100 company. But I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I was sleep-walking through life. What was missing became clear when I made my first pair of earrings and felt that flicker of pure joy. This is what I want to do. But I didn’t have the guts to start over and I dreaded my parents’ disapproval.
Four years later, I found my courage on a mountaintop.
At first it seemed absurd to walk for 5 hours when I could simply drive to the top. But as time passed, I stopped fixating on that goal. I hiked to discover what’s beyond the next bend, to savor the cool breeze on my sweaty back, to enjoy feeling so small yet so alive within this vast landscape. When I finally reached the peak, I beheld the most amazing view: Myself. Stronger, braver, and free.
Had I driven up in a car, I would certainly have missed this moment. I did not want to make such a mistake in my life back home.
With my husband's encouragement, I jumped into the world of jewelry making. When Everli was launched two years later, my first design was dedicated to the mountains that awakened me. This ring has since spoken to many of you, becoming your lucky charm, symbol of commitment, and a source of encouragement.
Today I continue looking to nature as a source of inspiration, interpreting its many stories into organic yet refined jewelry. I hope you find something that speaks to you, that inspires you to explore the full terrain of your true self.