This is why everyone was wearing emerald earrings at the Golden Globes

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  • SO much better than diamonds

    As the first event of awards season, the Golden Globes 2018 was bound to get political, in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals that rocked Hollywood. And sure enough, celebrities used the red carpet to show their support for victims, with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman wearing black dresses, and others like Justin Timberlake and Emma Watson sporting Time’s Up pins.

    However you might have missed another subtle message that actresses such as Zoe Kravitz, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Debra Messing were all keen to show: hope.

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    To accessorise their designer black dresses, they all wore emerald earrings, a gem which is widely known to symbolise rebirth, hope and wisdom, and in some cultures is deemed more precious than diamonds.

    Zoe Kravitz arguably stole the show with her velvet column dress, which was beautifully set off by clear green rectangular statement earrings.

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    Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta-Jones went for a more vintage look with her drop emerald earrings, which she paired with an embellished Zuhair Murad gown straight of the catwalk.

    Will & Grace star Debra Messing kept things simple with oval clip-ons, teamed with a glittering beaded top with silk trousers.

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    Ashley Judd (who spoke out against Harvey Weinstein) wore emerald earrings and a ring by Martin Katz, and other actresses wore the precious gem on their rings, necklaces and bracelets, like Salma Hayek, and The Handmaid’s Tale Yvonne Strahovski.

    Shop my edit of the best emerald earrings below.

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    Shop now: SUZANNE KALAN 18-karat gold, emerald and diamond earrings for £1,815 from Net-A-Porter

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    It’s official, diamonds are SO last year.

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