Cast your minds back to this time last year when Brangelina turned their fair hands to designing jewellery. Not content with conquering Hollywood, do you remember the power couple's capsule collection of gold and silver accessories for high-end label Asprey? Well, this morning’s news that Angelina Jolie has teamed up with Robert Procop, a former chief executive officer of Asprey, to create a collection of jewellery is music to Grazia Daily’s ears - especially because this time, the egg cups and tooth boxes (no, seriously) have been replaced by exquisite pieces featuring statement stones. Woo-hoo!
According to WWD, the collaboration has been brewing for quite some time. Procop has been designing pieces for La Jolie during the past decade and, most recently, he created the stunners she wears in her new flick, 'The Tourist,' including this glorious vintage diamond choker above.
Oh, and unbeknownst to the world, we’ve already had a taster of what treats the actress has up her sleeve. Have a gawp at this faceted black spinel necklace bezel set in rose gold, which she wore to the Berlin premiere of 'Salt' in August. Yep, this one’s straight from Angie’s collection (and straight to the top of our Christmas list, obvs). Quite frankly, there couldn’t be a a prettier neck/head/body to show off the pieces, and Procop certainly agrees. ‘Angelina has very classic style,’ he said at the showcase of his collection in London last week. And no one can argue with that.
So what else can we expect to see from the range? So far we’ve been tantalised by the promise of a pale green 353-carat pendant worn on a chain of beryl stones. Oooh. And a tablet-shape 12.02-carat emerald ring set in rose gold. Ahhh. Apparently, this one was inspired by ‘ancient tablet engravings,’ and is based on a similar design Angelina created with Procop as a gift for a certain Mr Pitt.
What's more, all of the proceeds from the collaborative designs go towards Angelina’s charity, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict (go Ange!). But unfortuantley, the pieces won’t be sold in stores so if you want to get your mitts on them, you’ll need to become part of Procop’s ‘network of clients’. Easy peasy, right? We, naturally, will be doing everything in our power to get in there...
by Jessica Vince