Brangelina Gets Engaged

Angelina's emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is already inspiring similar ring designs.

Yes, those unidentified objects in the sky are flying pigs, because “Brangelina” are making it official. After a seven-year courtship and several beautiful children, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world by announcing their engagement.

As we pick our jaws off the floor, the attention now turns to the most important part of the announcement: the engagement ring.

Gossip blogs were set ablaze when Jolie appeared at an April 12th event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art wearing a shimmering diamond on her ring finger. The couple later confirmed that the sparkler was indeed an engagement ring.

Jolie’s engagement ring contains a total of 16 carats and was designed over the course of a year with Brad Pitt’s direction. The ring reportedly took one year to design because Pitt wanted to create a one-of-a-kind piece that would flatter Jolie’s long and slender fingers. The ring features a 7-carat, emerald-cut center diamond mounted atop a stunning band that is encircled by an additional 9 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. The ring puts a modern twist on a classic design, while the high-quality diamonds are a perfect match for a woman of Jolie’s beauty and stature.

The engagement ring costs an estimated $500,000, which is relatively small when compared with the multi-million dollar rings worn by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Heather Mills, Jennifer Lopez, and Liza Minnelli. Maybe Pitt decided on a lower price-point as a good luck charm, since all of the aforementioned celebrity’s marriages ended in divorce.

According to reports, knockoffs of Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring are making their way to jewelry stores across the country. The unique style and design are expected to be among the year’s hottest trendsetters.