Rock of commitment: Angelina Jolie sports the $250,000 engagement ring designed by partner Brad Pitt and jeweller Robert Procop which took 12 months
Since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's engagement was announced last week, there has been so much buzz about the ring, the ring, the ring, which designer Robert Procop and Pitt collaborated on for over a year in order to get it just right.
But long before we had ever heard of Brangelina, Pitt famously popped the question to his first wife, Jennifer Aniston, making us wonder how the two rings — both of which he helped create — stack up.
As we saw on Friday, Jolie's ring features a massive giant emerald-cut stone, set in platinum, with side stones that encircle her finger. There are varying reports of the price of the bauble — ranging from $250,000 to $1 million — but it's hard to determine the cost without knowing the carat count, which the couple didn't share when they made their engagement announcement. What we do know, courtesy of jeweler Procop is that, "Each diamond is of the highest gem quality."
And jewelry expert Michael O'Connor — who estimates that it's a 6-carat ring with about $250,000 — told Us Weekly, "Emerald cut diamonds have fewer facets so they don't have the sparkle of other cuts, but that also means that they need to be the best quality.
The light returned from a diamond like this is pure and white."