Angelina Jolie is always the picture of high fashion. But on Wednesday night, it was a very specific accessory worn by the actress that was creating quite a buzz.
Angelina and Brad Pitt visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with son Pax, and as the family checked out the museum's extraordinary collection of Chinese art, Angelina was sporting a huge rock on her left ring finger.
(See the ring, HERE !)
In a statement to Access Hollywood on Friday, a rep for Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop said that "I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt."
"Working closely with Brad Pitt to realize 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," the rep told Access. "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."
Brad and Angelina have made it no secret over the years that they were in no rush to walk down the aisle, many times noting that they would not marry until there was marriage equality across the board.
In January, Brad said the couple's six kids were putting a little bit of pressure on mom and dad to make it official.
"We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids. It means something to them," Brad, 48, told Lee Cowan during an interview on Sunday's "CBS Morning News at the time." "They have questions when their friends' parents are married and [they want to know] why is that?"
"What do you tell them?" Lee asked.
"'We will. We will someday. That's a great idea,'" Brad recounted of their response to their youngsters. "[They say], 'Get Mommy a ring!' [I say],'OK, I will, I will!'"
-- Eric Anderson
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