So no big deal but ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT ARE ENGAGED! Reportedly. While this news hasn't been confirmed by their reps, a press release landed in our inbox just now proclaiming,"Angelina Jolie's Engagement Ring Announced." So if she's wearing a ring, she must be engaged, right? (Oh my god, what is she going to wear to the wedding? Wait. Focus.) UPDATE: USA Today just published a statement from Brad's manager confirming that the couple is indeed engaged, though no date has been set.
So this very large sparkler was designed by Robert Procop, who has designed a jewelry line with Angelina Jolie in the past called "The Style of Jolie," some of the proceeds of which went to charity. But enough about him. More importantly, Brad Pitt had a hand in the design. Per the release:
Following the first sighting of Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring at the private view of the new Chinese Art collection at the LA County Museum on 12 April 2012, Robert Procop confirmed that the ring was created by him, in collaboration with Brad Pitt, for Angelina Jolie.
Working closely with Brad Pitt to realise the star’s vision for the ring, Robert Procop was able to source a diamond of the finest quality which was then transformed using Pitt's unique designs, cut with distinctive faceting to a shape and size that perfectly suits Angelina’s long, slender fingers. Throughout, Brad Pitt remained heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design process from the perfect cut of the diamond centerpiece - an elongated tablet shape - to the finishing touches such as the mounting of a galaxy of smaller stones which are graduated in size and faceted to match, adding a crowning lustre to the ring. The full creative journey – from conception to completion – took a year, with Brad Pitt waiting until the perfect moment to unveil this special jewel to Angelina Jolie.
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