When it was announced that the women and men attending the Golden Globes this year would be wearing all-black, we rightly assumed they would choose their accessories as a way to stand out from the crowd. In the sea of black dresses, suits, and more, we noticed a large number of women had chosen emerald jewelry to put the finishing touches on their looks. Emeralds are not only beautiful, but they also have a secret meaning.
Long seen as a symbol of mercy, compassion, and universal love, emeralds have been thought to have secret powers. Aristotle, for example, thought the gemstone would help find success during litigations, or find support for a new venture. The ancient Egyptians believed that emeralds stood for fertility and rebirth. It is also thought to encourage growth, reflection, peace, and balance.