Golden Globes 2018: Green & Black Look Great Together

Given the #timesup tenor of the event, it may be gauche to go on out about the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet but there’s no denying it: Those black dresses were a fantastic backdrop for some incredible jewelry.

Emeralds were the gem of choice for many of the attendees, modeled to jaw-dropping effect on Big Little Lies’ Zoe Kravitz, who paired her Yves Saint Laurent column gown with Columbian emerald earrings—130 carats’ worth—by premiere jeweler to the stars Lorraine Schwartz.

That Schwartz’s earrings were framed in black jade reminded me that the combination of a bright, luscious green with black makes for quite a compelling color story when it comes to jewelry design. Think: jadeite and black onyx, or (smaller) emeralds with black diamonds, or emeralds set in blackened gold.

Below, 10 examples to inspire you.

1 Nikos Koulis EarringsV Collection earrings with diamonds, emeralds, and black enamel in 18k white gold, price upon request; Nikos Koulis

Sorellina green quartz and onyx charmSingle stud with green quartz, black onyx and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $200; Sorrellina

2 Mauboussin Jadeite Brooch courtesy Bonhams archives Art deco jade, moonstone, and diamond brooch, not for sale; Mauboussin (image courtesy of Bonhams archives)

3 Colette Emerald RingHonor Ring with 2.15 cts. t.w. emeralds set in 18k black gold, $4,250; Colette Jewelry

5 Retrouvai Circle Earrings with Emeralds and diamonds and enamelCompass earrings with black onyx, emeralds, and diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $3,420; Retrouvai


4 Gabriel NY pendant emerald 18k yellow gold and diamond

Pendant with emeralds and diamonds set in 14k yellow gold and black rhodium, $650; Gabriel NY

6 Effy-Diamond-Panthe Emerald Eyes RingSignature Panther ring with black and white diamonds and emeralds in 14k white gold, $4,196.50; Effy

7 Selin Kent Black Diamond and Emerald RingDefne Pavé Ring with emerald and black diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $875; Selin Kent

8 Fox and Bond Malachite and Onyx ringCirca 1970s malachite and onyx ring in 18k yellow gold, $1,300; Fox & Bond


David Webb Bracelet

Cross River Collection Leaf Bracelet with carved emeralds, diamonds, and black enamel in 18k gold and platinum, price upon request; David Webb


(Top image: via @lorraineschwartz)

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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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