WHEN the world first caught sight of Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring – designed by her husband-to-be Brad Pitt in collaboration with Robert Procop – the jeweller’s name was catapulted into the spotlight.
“Brad and Angelina are a very romantic couple, they’re always surprising each other with gifts,” Procop told us. “I’ve been very low-key with my work my whole life – I never share who I sell to. But then the engagement ring was the one that caught the public’s attention.”
And now interest in Procop’s work is set to increase even further, as he launches a showcase of the Style of Jolie collection – designed in collaboration with the actress – at Cap Ferrat’s Grand Hotel.
“The line is all about Angelina – very chic and very clean. It includes her favourite colours – green, black and yellow – and it’s very graceful and pure,” he revealed. “The colours and the shapes are bold but classic. Angelina likes to dress in a monochromatic way – if she’s wearing a green dress, she’ll wear green jewels, for example – and the collection reflects this.”
The pair met at the Oscars in 2000 and their shared love of jewellery was the basis for a lasting friendship and working relationship, which also saw them working together on Jolie’s film The Tourist – for which Procop sourced and designed the jewellery.
“Angelina has a creative mind and we work well together. She’s very hands-on and very methodical,” he said. “And of course all proceeds from the sale will go to Angelina’s charity, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which benefits children in need around the world. It changes thousands of lives, and that’s something that’s very important to us both.”
Style of Jolie will be showcased at the Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat until August 15.