Angelina Jolie’s red carpet fashion choices lately have left me, well, underwhelmed. There are only so many incarnations of the black gown/diamond stud combo we jewelry hounds are expected to endure on the most beautiful A-lister in the world, right?
But she SO redeemed herself at last night’s New York premiere for her latest flick, The Tourist, in a sultry winter white Versace number and unique emerald-cut beryl earrings that sent me scrambling to find out more.
So here’s the skinny:
Of course someone as gorg. as A-Jo has to have her own personal jeweler, right? Enter, Robert Procop – Asprey’s former CEO who’s bejeweled Brad Pitt’s better half for the past ten years or so.
Turns out, the earrings she wore on the carpet last night are part of a collection she and Procop collaborated on together – with all proceeds benefiting Jolie’s personal charity, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
And the emerald ring Brad Pitt wore on the carpet last night also served as inspiration for one of the pieces, WWD reports.
Unfortunately, we mere mortals won’t be able to snag some for our own collection since the items are only available to Procop’s personal clients – and are priced accordingly. Whatevs. As long as it’s for the children…
While these beryl beauties aren’t as stunning as the emerald earrings Jolie made famous at the 2009 Oscars, they are a WELCOME reprieve from the snoresville stud earring Jolie had in heavy rotation while promoting her last film, Salt. (see my earlier rant here for more)
Although it’s hard to complain when she’s got the best accessory of all on her arm… Just bring Brad and I’ll keep the snark to myself.