Where does she spot the time? Angelina Jolie makes a big appearance first jewellery gathering: With six children, a thriving film career, and commitments as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, we're not quite sure how Angelina Jolie finds time for partner Brad Pitt, let alone anything else.
But the star has somehow managed to create a full fine jewellery collection, which went on display for the first time in Beverly Hills yesterday. Each piece in the Style of Jolie line, designed in collaboration with jeweller Robert Procop, features semi-precious and precious stones, from white quartz and citrine to emeralds and diamonds.
The collection, which is displayed as an exhibition at Julien's Gallery, was created to raise funds for the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict. The actress was not present at the launch, but she has already been seen wearing her jewellery designs in public.
She wore a pair of yellow gold and green beryl 'Tablet' drop earrings to the New York premiere of her film The Tourist last December. Mr Procop explained that the design was inspired by a gift he and Ms Jolie designed for Mr Pitt one Christmas, and was based on the concept of 'ancient carved tablet engravings, encapsulating the essence of hidden meaning'.
The Premiere black faceted necklace, which features 47 black spinels set in 18k rose gold was worn by Ms Jolie to the premiere of her movie, Salt, is also on show. An image of her wearing the piece is displayed alongside it in the gallery.
Among the other designs is the five-row citrine tablet bracelet, designed to create 'an elegant cascade down the arm of the wearer', according to Mr Procop's website. Also part of the display is a large pear-shaped green beryl pendant, and the Exceptional Emerald necklace, which boasts 103 carats of 'vivid green' stones - the highest-quality classification - set in yellow gold.
In a statement on the jeweller's website, Ms Jolie described the creative process involved in creting the collection. She wrote: 'In collaborating with Robert, we identified favorite characteristics like vivid colors and dramatic faceting, in each gemstone. From there, everything fell into place. 'By making the gemstone the main focus of the design, we feel the simplicity of each piece becomes timeless. 'Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we have been fortified by knowing that our work is also serving our mutual goal of providing for children in need.'