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From Cleopatra To The Suffragettes, And Kate Middleton: Emerald Jewels To Bring Out Your Feminine Power

As the BAFTA red carpet echoes the anti-sexual harassment protest of the Golden Globes, we can’t help but marvel at the lavish accessories that go with the black dress code. Emeralds, in spite of being subtler than the black dress, have always been part of the #TimesUp style, often the accessory of choice to go with the dark ensemble.

 

 

Vibrantly colored and highly prized throughout history, the emerald has its own iconography dating back to the Greek goddess Venus, and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Plus, given that green is the color of hope for the Suffragette movement, it’s only fitting that this luxurious gemstone becomes part of the #TimesUp campaign.

 

Needless to say, emerald pieces would make a stunning addition to your jewelry collection, adding a pop of color with those diamonds. If you need help looking for the best jewels in the market, here are our top recommendations

 

Bvlgari Serpenti

 

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Sexy, and totally unique, this bracelet and watch piece will add a layer of mystery to your look.

 

Chopard ‘Precious’ Collection

 

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Like Octavia Spencer in the BAFTA red carpet, these Chopard Precious sets will make you sparkle.

 

 

Ara Vartanian Bracelet

 

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This Brazilian-Armenian jeweler was worn by British actress Gemma Arterton to the BAFTA red carpet.

 

Janina Dizon

 

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A truly decadent ring, this Janina Dizon creation features an emerald stone estimated at 15 carats.

 

Harry Winston Cluster Necklace

 

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A real statement piece, these cushion-cut emeralds strung together with diamonds would make a legendary heirloom.

 

Graff

 

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These 47 carat pieces of emeralds, along with 46 pieces of diamonds, combine to make the ultimate, stained-glass inspired earrings.

 

 

Lead photo from @elegantkatemiddleton