cate blanchett golden globes 2014
by Ali Berman
Categories: Environment, Fashion.
Photo: Chopard

Cate Blanchett took home a Golden Globe last night for her outstanding performance in Woody Allen’s latest film, “Blue Jasmine.” And while she always brightens up any red carpet she walks on, last night, she looked especially dazzling. We have to believe it’s because the actress wore ethically mined jewelry by Chopard as a part of Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge.

Chopard tweeted, “Cate Blanchett turns the red carpet green in #Chopard diamond earrings crafted from Fairmined gold #GoldenGlobes #GreenCarpetCollection”

cate blanchett chopard

The Alliance for Responsible Mining says on their website about their standards, “Buying FAIRMINED metals is supporting responsible certified miners and their families that follow strict requirements for social development, environmental protection, labor conditions and economic development in their mining communities.”

Of course, that’s just the gold. What about the diamonds? According to a New York Times article from earlier this year, Chopard diamonds are already certified as conflict free. The gold was the final piece to add to the ethical puzzle.

Cate wasn’t the only green actress from “Blue Jasmine” last night. Costar Sally Hawkins who was nominated for best supporting actress wore a vintage Dior gown.

See Blanchett’s acceptance speech below.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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