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By now it’s safe to say that the entire civilized world has seen Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring.
Created by LA jeweler Robert Procop to Brad Pitt’s specifications, the ring is a table cut diamond surrounded by other smaller diamonds to perfectly circle her finger.
“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.
There’s no question that the Angelina ring will be knocked off, copied and sold in mass market jewelry stores at a more affordable price.
But according to Monique Meneses, style spokesman for luxury jewelry company Jacob & Co, they already have a ring in their current engagement ring collection that is almost identical to Jolie’s diamond stunner.
Jacob and Co also has quite a celebrity following, including Milla Jovovich, Katy Perry, David and Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Halle Berry.
“Angelina’s ring is very beautiful, says Meneses. “And the one that we have at Jacob & Co stacks up perfectly next to the Procop ring.” The Jacob & Co design is 6.79 carats and Angelina’s is 7 carats. Jacob & Co’s costs $530,000.
Jacob & Co’s ring is also a table cut (the surface is cut flat like a table), which was the precursor to the longer emerald cut. “It’s not as common a cut these days,” says Meneses. “But now that Angelina is wearing it, many people will probably be asking for a similar cut.”
Because the design is part of Jacob and Co’s current collection, if you wanted to buy it tomorrow, you could. “We would have to customize it, but it’s very accessible.”
The only thing they can’t provide? Brad Pitt to gently, lovingly slide their exquisite ring on your trembling finger. Unfortunately, that’s the part we’d call ‘priceless.’
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