Golden Globes 2018: With Black, Colored Jewels Make a Splash

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Ricky Martin and others accessorize with emeralds and rubies.

Against a sea of all-black clothing, emeralds and rubies made a big statement on the Golden Globes red carpet, mostly in the form of grand drops or chandelier earrings with an occasional pendant thrown in for added impact.

Standouts include Mandy Moore’s pink and red drop earrings by Irene Neuwirth that echoed the rosy hue of the sash around the waist of her black Rosie Assoulin gown.

Insecure’s Issa Rae wore a brilliant Lorraine Schwartz emerald pendant that fell perfectly into the deep V-neckline of her custom Prabal Gurung gown. The matching cocktail ring was just about the only other thing that could pull attention from the pendant, which was strung onto an impressive necklace of sparkly diamonds.

Catherine Zeta-Jones paired a sheer Zuhair Murad haute couture gown from fall 2017 with chandelier earrings in emeralds and diamonds by Lorraine Schwartz.

With her beaded, bepoke Chloe gown, Isabelle Huppert opted for Chopard high-jewelry earrings featuring 34.88 carats of pear-shaped emeralds and 22.79 carats of white diamonds, all set in titanium, a metal the jeweler favors so pieces with substantial stones are lighter to wear.

Emeralds weren’t only for the ladies: Ricky Martin wore a custom ring by Wilfredo Rosado for Muzo, a 25-carat Colombian sugarloaf emerald set in 18-karat yellow gold and embellished with black enamel and white diamonds.

But it was Zoe Kravitz who set Twitter on fire with her Golden Globes jewels, also by Lorraine Schwartz, crafted of substantial, graphic emeralds set in what appeared to be black rhodium-plated gold. Against the simplicity of Kravitz’s Saint Laurent column gown, they were perhaps the night’s best definition of “statement earrings.” The moment was reminiscent of the last time emeralds slayed on the red carpet, when Angelina Jolie wore pear-shaped emeralds totaling 115 carats at the 2009 Academy Awards. Those jewels likewise were designed by Schwartz; the lady knows her green.