Now that Brad Pitt's confirmed his engagement to Angelina Jolie, let's take a closer look at the ring he designed for his partner of seven years.
As you can see, the emerald-cut, multi-stone stunner gracing the finger of one of the world's most famous women as she holds a glass of champagne is one of a kind, like the lady herself. The ring was designed by Pitt in collaboration with Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop, who exclusively confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter last week.
"Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration," Procop told THR. "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."
The couple confirmed their engagement on Friday via Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, who said: "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time."
The pair are parents to: Maddox, 10; Pax, 8; Zahara, 7; Shiloh, 5; and twins Knox and Viv, 3.
News of the engagement should come as no surprise to readers of The Hollywood Reporter. In January, Pitt told THR that he and Jolie did hope to one day tie the knot for the sake of their children.
“We’d actually like to,” he said of making Jolie his wife, “and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. 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.”
At the time, Pitt declined to comment on whether he had proposed yet. “I’m not going to go any further,” he said, “But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”