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Why Emeralds Were The Gemstone Of Choice At The Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes saw a significant number of actresses wearing black, as a show of support for female victims of sexual abuse. Others added a 'Time's Up' pin to their ensemble as a meaningful accessory. Subtler, however, was the deliberate choice of gemstone favoured by many attendees, including Catherine Zeta Jones, Debra Messing, Halle Berry, Zoe Kravitz and Ashley Judd, who offset their black gowns with dramatic green emerald earrings.

Emeralds are said to signify hope, renewal and growth, so were an appropriate choice for the first awards ceremony since the Harvey Weinstein scandal and ensuing aftermath.

Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz pulled off a Saint Laurent velvet column dress with eye-popping graphic pendant earrings, designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Debra Messing showed off a gobstopper emerald ring, which matched round stud earrings; Catherine Zeta-Jones wore a chandelier-style pair and Seth Meyer’s pregnant wife Alexi’s bright green earrings accessorized a simple black maternity dress.

References to gender equality extended to other aspects of some actresses looks – Emma Stone’s make up artist Rachel Goodwin explained on her Instagram page that the palette she had chosen was inspired by the Women’s Suffrage movement. She wrote ‘Tonight my beauty inspiration came from the symbolic colors of the women’s suffrage movement. I wanted to create a make up that would somehow be imbued with the message of female empowerment and solidarity. “Purple as everyone knows is the royal color. It stands for the royal blood that flows through the veins of every Suffragette, the instinct for freedom and dignity, white stands for purity in private and public life.. and green the color of hope.” Emmiline Pethick-Lawrence 1908'.

It looks like emeralds are set to be big for 2018...

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