Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be engaged and for once, this may not be a tabloid hoax. A Beverly Hills jeweler said he designed an engagement ring for the actress with Pitt. She was spotted wearing it two nights ago.
Jeweler Robert Procop, former Chief Executive of Asprey & Garrard, the British jewelry company to the English royal family, told The Hollywood Reporter that he and Pitt designed the ring for Jolie.
“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,” the jeweler said.
But don’t start looking for wedding invitations just yet. Neither Jolie’s reps, nor Pitt’s have confirmed that they are engaged. Tabloids have repeatedly reported the news over the years that the two stars were either engaged, about to marry, or secretly married.
In each case, they were false. But it wouldn’t be unlike the Hollywood power couple to get engaged without a formal announcement.
“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,” Procop said.
Jolie was spotted wearing the ring April 11, at a private viewing of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Chinese Galleries. She attended with Pitt and son Pax.
Procop, however, also sells a jewelry line on his Web site called “The Style of Jolie,” which he designed with help from the actress. She’s worn several of his pieces in the past to events and featured his jewelry in her movie “The Tourist.”
This may just be an effort to promote a new addition to the line. Jolie has said in the past she sees no need to get married.
On the other hand, Pitt told THR that he and Jolie did hope to one day tie the knot for the sake of their children.
“It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”
Update: Brad’s rep Cynthia Pett-Dante has confirmed the news. “It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time,” she said.