Now you can sport bling designed by the most powerful couple in the world, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have created a jewelry collection with Asprey London called the “The Protector,” which will hit stores this week. And in total edgy and philanthropic Brangelina-style, they have drawn their design inspiration from the snake and will give proceeds to Jolie’s charity — The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
The Protector pieces, which were created and designed by the beautiful couple, start at $525 and feature rings, necklaces and bracelets. The couple used the snake for the collection’s theme because when Jolie was pregnant with her daughter Shiloh, she was given a ring in the shape of a snake and considers the serpent “a talisman and protector of her family,” according to Women’s Wear Daily.
This limited edition collection has been in the works for more than a year and will be available at Asprey stores in London, New York, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Dubai.
The benefiting organization, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, was founded by the most philanthropic actress and “Most Beautiful Woman on the Planet” (according to Vanity Fair) Angelina Jolie in 2006. The couple would not comment on the new jewelry collection but did release a statement on their organization:
“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,” Angelina said in a statement. “Yet the education for these children is often forgotten. Tens of millions of children and adolescents in conflict are not in school.”
To purchase The Protector pieces or for more information visit www.asprey.com.
The Education Partnership of Children in Conflict raises awareness and funds to educate child victims of war, conflict and natural disasters. Co-chairs, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and Gene Sperling, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations main goals were to bring together organizations, corporations, and foundations to create awareness about education for these children and rally resources to get them into quality, safe schools.
In 2007, at the Clinton Global Initiative, 19 organizations made a commitment worth $148 million to educate 350,000 of the children out-of-school in conflict areas and help improve the quality of schooling for nearly 700,000 additional children. EPCC now connects over 40 organizations working to help children of conflict learn and heal. For more infomation on the organization visit www.educationpartnership.org.