April 14, 2012 - Following the first sighting of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring at the private view of the new Chinese Art collection at the LA County Museum on 12 April, jeweller 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.
Robert Procop has been the private jeweller to Angelina Jolie for over a decade and at the end of 2010, the pair unveiled the ‘Style of Jolie’ – a collaborative jewellery collection, the proceeds from which benefit children in need around the world via Angelina Jolie’s charitable foundation the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
A respected private jeweller, Robert Procop is recognised internationally as an authority on diamonds and rare gemstones and was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of Famous Diamonds – the definitive guide to the world’s most important diamonds and chronicle of the stories behind them.