Why Nicole Kidman's subtle Emmys ring was an important political statement

Did you spot it?

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Did you spot it?

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

When the Emmy nominations list was released earlier this year, the awards ceremony was slated for highlighting the gender gap in Hollywood. Female-led shows like InsecureI Love DickQueen Sugar and One Day at a Time received rave reviews from critics, and Jilly Soloway’s Transparent has been a huge success for three years. And yet, none of them were nominated. Team that with the fact that no women were put forward for writing or directing a limited series, either, and it's fair to say things looked pretty dismal.

But despite lacking in nominations, women across the industry came out on top. Lena Waithe's Emmy speech receiving a standing ovation when she became the first African American woman to win Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award. Reese Witherspoon used her time on the podium to call for more female roles when receiving an award for Big Little Lies.

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And Nicole Kidman dedicated her award for the HBO mini-series to domestic violence survivors. But that wasn't the only way she was championing women at the glitzy LA event. While a lot of A-listers made it a political Emmy awards by wearing blue ribbons to show their support for the American Civil Liberties Union, Nicole was making a statement of her own.

If you look closely, you'll notice that she was wearing a Shiffon Co.'s Duet Pinky Ring, which represents a promise to encourage and preserve women's empowerment. The piece of jewellery, also worn by Nicole's co-star and Marie Claire's cover star, Shailene Woodley, donates fifty per cent of its proceeds to funding seed grants for female entrepreneurs and startups supporting female empowerment.

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Credit: Getty - Shailene Woodley attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
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They're not the only celebrities who are a fan of the simple spiral band by Shiffon Co., with Emma Watson taking to her Instagram page recently to proudly wear the item and praise the brand.

We're without a doubt that these special rings are about to sell-out, so if you want to get hold of one you'd better be quick.

What a beautiful way to show solidarity while simultaneously supporting worthy causes.

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