Many fans were surprised to see Michelle Yeoh wearing the emerald ring from “Crazy Rich Asians” on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday night.
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) January 6, 2019
The memorable piece of jewelry holds a strong symbol in the hit Warner Bros. movie directed by Jon M. Chu.
However, the ring was not actually a prop for the film. The jewelry is owned by Yeoh, who bought it as a gift for herself, according to Buzzfeed News.
While speaking to Vulture last August, Chu revealed that the 56-year-old actress was not enthused by the design of the ring. After expressing her disapproval to the production team, the 39-year-old director said he felt “so embarrassed” by what happened.
But it was never really a problem as Yeoh reportedly told her assistant to bring her jewelry box. The actress then took out the emerald ring and a diamond ring.
“Oh my gosh, that’s our ring,” Chu recalled saying after laying eyes on the emerald ring.
Fans will recognize the ring as the one that Nick Young (Henry Golding) used to propose to Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) at the end of “Crazy Rich Asians.”
On Sunday, Yeoh spoke to Variety and confirmed that it is in fact her ring.
— Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2019
Some fans could not contain their excitement.
the ring michelle yeoh shows in crazy rich asians is actually hers!!! oh wow
— lilly • ⁹⁴💎⁸⁸ (@planet9488) January 7, 2019
I’m honestly overwhelmed at both @IamSandraOh content taking over my timeline AND the news that Michelle Yeoh OWNS THE EMERALD RING FROM CRAZY RICH ASIANS THAT IS THE BIGGEST POWER MOVE OF ALL TIME
— Rebecca Chan (@originalrjc) January 7, 2019
— sai (@Saisailu97) January 7, 2019
#michelleyeoh looking glam at the #GoldenGlobes and commentators are just gushing abt the fact she’s wearing THE RING from #CrazyRichAsians! Haha, the ring used in the film is actually from her own collection, folks! Image: michelleyeoh isg pic.twitter.com/ovMvpuBE3n
— Marguerita Tan (@marfield49) January 7, 2019
Fun fact: That’s Michelle Yeoh’s ring! She used her own ring for the movie. 💯 pic.twitter.com/z7O2mityfT
— Melanie Says People Get Ready 2019 (@JoyRoseM) January 7, 2019