The color has historic roots for women's rights.
The Golden Globes were dominated by one unifying color — black — which was worn to spread awareness of the Time’s Up movement and to stand in solidarity with women and men who have been victims of sexual assault. Even the young cast of Stranger Things joined the movement. But there was another more subtle piece of the outfits that you might have missed.
Did you notice those Zoë Kravitz’s oversized earrings?
Debra Messing’s matching ring and earring studs?
Or Issa Rae’s pendant necklace?
All shared the same gem — emerald. And it turns out that the jewelry was its own Time’s Up statement.
“Emeralds have long been associated with divine feminine power — birth, fertility and creation — and often, they were associated with goddesses, like Venus and Umina in the ancient Peru,” Anna Sheffield, founder and creative director of her self-named jewelry line, told TODAY. “They nod to the power and creativity attributed to females, since the dawn of time, and evoke the reverence with which women should be treated.”
Some actresses, such as Emma Stone, incorporated the color into their makeup.
Stone’s makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, posted that the inspiration for Stone’s emerald eyes was the suffragette movement.
Emerald and amethyst were the colors used to represent the suffragette movement, and the stars who walked the red carpet were making a beautiful and subtle nod to the women’s rights activists who came before them.