Brad Pitt Proposes to Angelina Jolie With Diamond Ring
4/15/2012 4:46:26 AM Shira
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially engaged. Pitt has proposed to Angelina Jolie with a custom-made diamond ring estimated at $250,000. Despite a seven-year long relationship that includes six children, the couple never married.
“Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy,” said the Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante.
Jolie, 36, and Pitt’s, 48, level of fame and exposure is so great, that their every move is scrutinized and reported on. Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop designed Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring in close collaboration with Pitt—Procop’s association with the Pitts is propelling him to jeweler designer stardom.
Pitt wanted a ring that was highly customized to Jolie’s hand. Robert Procop acquired a diamond and hat it cut to a size and shape that complimented Jolie’s hands. The collaborative ring design process took about a year.
“Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina's hand…Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution... The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality,” said Robert Procop.
Angelina Jolie was photographed wearing the ring on April 11. The ring configuration is believed to be an emerald-cut ring set in a platinum band. A close-up photo of the ring has not been made available to the public.
The couple, dubbed Brangelina by the media, cited pressure by their six children as the reason that propelled them to pursue marriage—in the past, the couple had told the media they would not marry. According to the Brad Pitt’s spokesperson, a wedding date has not yet been set.
In 1999, Pitt gave his former wife, Jennifer Aniston, a diamond and platinum ring valued at $500,000. Pitt was also apparently involved in the design of this ring.