November 16, 2009
Posted: 01:43 PM ET
Add jewelry design to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's resume. The two have completed a limited edition collection of gold jewelry and silver accessories called The Protector — which is inspired by the snake - for high-end jeweler Asprey.
Women's Wear Daily reports that Pitt, 45, and Jolie, 34, have been working on the project for more than a year and that their pieces will go on sale at Asprey stores in London, New York, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Dubai this week.
Prices start at $525 for a silver baby spoon with a curving, serpent-shaped handle. Other items in the collection: Silver baby gifts such as the spoon, an eggcup, tooth box and picture frame, as well as pendants and rings made from gold and micropavé diamonds, all featuring curving snakes.
Why the snake theme? According to WWD, Jolie was given a ring (not from Asprey) in the shape of a snake while pregnant with Shiloh and considers the reptile a protector of her family. Proceeds go to Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which Jolie co-founded in 2006. The organization raises awareness and funds to educate child victims of war, conflict and natural disasters.
The organization raises awareness and funds to educate child victims of war, conflict and natural disasters. Jolie declined to talk about their collection, but said in a statement: "These are the children who most need a safe place to learn, a place to heal, a place to learn reconciliation, a place to build a better future and a place — to just be children. Yet the education for these children is often forgotten. Tens of millions of children and adolescents in conflict are not in school."
It isn't Pitt's first time designing. In 1996, after getting engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow, he gave her a simple diamond ring that he designed with the help of Italian jeweler Damiani. After wedding Jennifer Aniston in 2000, he collaborated with Damiani to design the wedding bands.
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