Angelina Jolie’s Pitt-designed engagement ring is worth more than $1 million

I like the inside-the-media stories, especially in regards to celebrity/gossip media outlets. I enjoy trying to figure out what is and is not “worthy” of a “special edition” or a “double issue”. What makes it on the cover of any given tabloid? How do they decide? Well, People Magazine’s choices are always fascinating. Last week, their cover story was about that dude William Levy, who is competing on Dancing With the Stars. Levy must have a great publicist, because many outlets are really trying to make this “WHO?” nobody “happen”. I hope that last week’s People issue sold very poorly – and I think it did. Which explains why People’s staff worked throughout the weekend to put together a “special edition” for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s engagement. Like, when was the last time People put out a special edition days before the usual Wednesday release? I suspect the last time involved Prince William’s engagement… or the royal wedding last year. So there’s your comparison – Brad and Angelina are American royalty, at least according to People Magazine, and their engagement is worthy of a special edition.

When the time finally came for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to make a promise for their future, Pitt made sure to do it right.

“Brad had the vision” for the custom-cut engagement ring, Beverly Hills jeweler Procop tells PEOPLE in this week’s engagement special cover story. Check out the stunning sparkler – with diamonds set on a band of yellow gold – in a close-up photo.

An independent expert tells PEOPLE that the ring could weigh in at more than 10 carats total, with a price tag of $1 million.

Jolie, 36, quietly debuted the ring at a private event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on April 11.

After seven years and six kids together, the couple decided that they were ready to begin their next chapter together. “They’ve reached a stage where their family has jelled,” says a source who has spent time with them.

For much more on Brad and Angelina’s engagement, including wedding dress sketches from top bridal designers and an inside look at the couple’s relationship, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE.

[From People Magazine]

Yes, more photos of Angelina’s ring have come out, and it’s much different than I originally thought. From the side angle, I thought it was just one large emerald-cut diamond with maybe some smaller diamonds at the base. But this is one decent-sized “oblong-shaped” diamond, with smaller diamonds making a “tiered” effect. Procop told People Magazine that the surrounding diamonds are “ribbed” and weigh in at 10 carats – “The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.” As Procop said before, Brad worked on this ring for a YEAR. Good God. Procop continues, “Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina’s hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”

And Angelina’s ring costs more than the ring he designed for Jennifer Aniston (hers was reportedly worth $500,000). Although People is now saying Angelina’s ring costs $1 million, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was more than that, judging solely by the quality of diamonds used, plus all of the special effort Brad took in co-designing it. What I’m saying is that if (God forbid) Angelina ever auctioned this ring, it would go for much more than $1 million.

Photos courtesy of People Magazine, WENN.

 

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  1. Lily says:

    Creepy veins on those old looking hands. The ring is ugly, too big for her skinny bony fingers. These two are just as bad as the kardashian family.

    • texasmom says:

      I don’t insist on anyone liking the Brange (clearly a taste issue) but I really don’t think it is fair to compare these two, working actors with lengthy careers, to the Kardashian empire, which was built on a sex tape!

    • Ell says:

      What Lily said, I particularly dislike the band part of the ring, it looks so hard edged and uncomfortable… it needs to be a softer for her hand.

      • gg says:

        I dunno, I love diamonds in all forms except overdone rapper jewelry.

        I want to see a video of this thing sparkling like mad. Makes my mouth water.

      • cameron says:

        I love the ring and I can see Angie rocking it on the Red Carpet with some beautiful diamond stud earrings. She always wears big beautiful jewelry on the RC and if he spent $1mil so what it’s their money and she’s worth every penny. They don’t have to give a damn thing to charity.
        I’m just a romantic and love that Brad spent a year designing the ring. It just shows he loves himself some Angie. Just think since Cannes 2011 or before Brad was planning to pop the question. It’s so cute that a fan ask Angie at one of their premieres when are you and Brad getting married she said “Ask Brad”

        His brother was quoted in the local Missouri newspaper after the engagement announcement that Angie has been a part of their family since day one.

        They’ve been together for 7 years and I wish them many many more.

    • Karen says:

      On a purely aesthetic level, I dont like that ring either. It reminds me of an ice palace and so masculine.

      Now please note Branjeloonies that I’m not picking on the relationship – just saying that ring is awful.

    • Dinah says:

      I agree- it is a lot of sparkly diamonds, but not at all attractive. For that matter, neither was Anniston’s ‘creation’ from him. See for yourself:

      http://www.ringenvy.com/files/imagecache/ring_475w/files/Jennifer%20Aniston.jpg

      He ought to stick to acting, because a jeweler, he ain’t.

      • Hmmm says:

        Wowza! Both rings look graceless, kinda clunky. Brad is no aesthete. Just an uber wealthy dabbler.

      • Ally says:

        I so agree. Brad Pitt’s vanity design pretensions are a very douchey aspect of his personality. I remember while they were married, Aniston talked about him obsessing about the design of the house (instead of chilling with her, presumably).

        Ring is hideous. Looks like one of those tacky ring watches:
        http://tinyurl.com/6w94p95

        It’s a horrendous waste of money, too. How about a cheaper ring & the difference to charity? Shows these two are still quite tacky & nouveau-riche at heart.

      • sup says:

        this sfm. the aniston ring looks like a berliner cake. i mean angie’s jewelry wasn’t that great either, but she admitted she did it for fun and she doesn’t take it as seriously as brad. brad really doesn’t have an eye for design, i didn’t see his architecture but i suspect that would suck too. sorry but you either have visual talent or you don’t. he needs to stick to acting, i agree, as most people would love to be a hw a-lister anyway. on the other hand at least it’s sweet of him to take time for the ring he gives to his special lady, but he really fails at it

    • Emma says:

      Rather have her hands than old sun wrinkled hands like anothre celebrities. Incidentaly, AJ and BP can act, while that other celebrity is a one trick pony and I’m not talking about Kim Kardashian.

      • Kat says:

        No dear. They are all (JA, BP& AJ) just modestly talented. No Meryl Streeps in this bunch.

        The only AJ film that stands out for me is Gia. But then I am led to understand that she was just pretty much playing herself in that film.

      • Emma says:

        That’s your opinion and lol it sounds so cliche when ppl online say “that’s your opinion” and I hate to use it, but the MAJORITY of people who count in judging acting find Angelina And Brad to be good actors. Jennifer is mediocre.

        Let’s see…3 oscar nominations for Brad Pitt, 1 oscar win for Angelina Jolie, 0 oscar nominations for Jennifer who only has 1 golden globe for playing a role for 10 years…Look at SJP who has 3 or 4 golden globes for playing a role for 6(?)years and was nominated every year i believe.

        I agree AJ and BP are no meryl streeps or clint eastwoods, but they’re in the upper levels of acting, while Jennifer is stuck in average town.

      • C.A. says:

        @Emma: I’m not going to comment over talent.

        I just feel you need to be reminded you that Oscars are a poor means by which to judge talent. All awards are heavily influenced by lobying. If you had a subscription to Variety you would know that around award season the studios start buying ad space for their nominees. They even send gift packages to members. One year my bro (whos in SAG) got a portable DVD player along with the film in question. Its a dirty game. This is why people get so upset about Harvey Weinstein films winning – he is king of this.

        Evidence: Peter O’toole, regarded as a legend by film makers, was ignored for decades only to get an honorary in 2003.

        Vertigo, Taxi Driver & Scarface didnt win best film. And the biggest snub of all….CITIZEN KANE now regarded as the best film ever made, won only 1 award (best-script)!!!

        Awards are a scam, Beth!

      • Emma says:

        @C.A.

        I agree that there’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on to say who’s nominated or not (Meryl Streep not winning an oscar again until this year…total BS)

        However, 99% of people who are nominated gave the top 1-5% of performances of the year. 99% of the time everyone nominated deserves it even if there’s MORE deserving people not nominated, but that’s a really rare case.

        Brad and Angelina have been nominated multiple times, and their first nomation/win was before they had any power in Hollywood…Angelina was that crazy wild child when she won for Girl Interrupted

        If someone has never been nominated vs. someone who has been nominated multiple times/had a win, then the oscars are a really good indicator of who’s a good actor/actress or not, better than us people on these online sites stating our own opinions on bias, lobbying, etc.

      • Tracey says:

        I’m abit of a film buff & I cant help but chime into this sub-discussion.

        Add to your list of Oscar-injustices – Kubrics 2001 Space Odyssey, Scorsessis Gangs of New York, Mulholland Drive, Shawshank Redemption which had 8 nominations and won nothing. City of God which didnt even win in the foreign film category.

        But the movie that best exemplifies why you shouldnt go by awards is The Colour Purple which had eleven (11) nominations and left with nothing. Why? Because the academy was not ready for racial acceptance.

        I find that Angie & Jen are probably mid-tier talent and obviously suited to very different genres. Whateva. Awards are dumb though.

    • Trillion says:

      Whaaa? No comparison. I don’t mind if people don’t like AJ/BP but to compare them to the Kardashians is beyond stretching. One is A list, the other, Z.

  2. Eve says:

    What I’m saying is that if (God forbid) Angelina ever auctioned this ring, it would go for much more than $1 million.

    It would go for more than $1 million just because it belonged to her. You know there would Brangelunatics all over the world selling their kidneys to buy it.

  3. Eleonor says:

    I can’t stop thinking about Jessica Biel unhappy with her sad engagement ring, lookin’ at the Angie’s one.

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Ugh. I can’t believe I expected anything more from them. Rich people acting like rich people. Still, I was hoping that they would keep the ring modest, maybe an heirloom or something more modest. Bleh.

    • Eve says:

      Yeah, Kitten…me too (actually I wish they’d have stuck to their promise — you know the one). But had he bought a “modest” ring, some lunatics (from both sides) would have said he didn’t love Jolie as much as he loved his ex-wife — in fact, just yesterday there were already a bunch of threads where some people claimed it was worth half of it (and for that reason Jolie should feel “humiliated”).

      EDIT: Nevermind other sites, just take a look at comment # 17 on this thread. See what I mean?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah I guess they can’t win in that fight huh, Eve? In one sense, they have the money so why not spend it. But in another sense, it’s still really ostentatious to spend $1M on a piece of jewelry when the average American makes $47K a year. And yeah, I know they do a lot of good with their money so why stop now? They could have sent a positive message that it’s about the marriage and NOT about the ring by getting something less expensive and less show-y.

      • Eve says:

        Any positive message sent by Pitt giving Jolie a not so pricey ring would be interpreted negatively. They can’t win.

        And I think I’m ok with them spending that amount (we already know how much they do for charity), I just think that — for that price — it could have been a (more) beautiful ring.

      • sup says:

        @Eve it’s not right to pay so much attention to what other think of them. this is why i hate imagemakers and all the p.r. works. haters will find a reason to hate you anyway. but sometimes i think hollywood celebs are mostly hillbillies who aren’t so bright but educated themselves a little upon reaching stardom, so they really need that p.r. brainwashing to make people like them. and once the celeb lets his/her guard down, to be more him/herself, people feel cheated and there is backlash, as seen in leg gate, as well as many other instances with celebs other than them.

    • Liv says:

      Yeah, you can never wear the ring daily, can you? I’d be so afraid to loose it!

    • Eileen says:

      I agree-this looks more like something Brad likes (based on his mod architecture style) than what Angelina would like. Not that I know either of them and I’m a fan of neither. Go with a big stone and compliment it with small ones -but this honker is major gaudy and too “modern” IMO. I could see her in a antique or antique-styled ring more than this glacier looking thing.

  5. Meow Mix says:

    I think it’s beautiful. Isn’t there some percentage of your income used in deciding on how much to spend on a ring? This seems about right.

    • Jules says:

      It’s usually 2.5 months pay.

    • Karen says:

      To be quite honest I dont think I have ever watched an AJ film I enjoyed. The only reason I have followed her all this years is the extra-curricular work she does. And this ring is so ostentatious that it gets me thinking why not just buy a $500,000 and do something “good” with the balance.

      The Pitt-Jolies have lost me on this one.

      • Oreofan says:

        Oh please. Many celebs have engagement rings worth that much and more and don’t do one fiftieth what Angelina does for humanitarian work. If think shes earned it, from the father of her children. People who carp about the price of something just because the person is known for charity make me sick!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Sorry but I would give any celeb a massive amount of sh*t for spending that much on a ring. But it’s even more offensive when it’s from a couple that has crafted an image around being charitable with their money and a couple who put an emphasis on the strength of a *loving relationship* not the superficial BS that surrounds getting married/having a wedding. Not very authentic behavior imo. Just disappointing because I do like these two. And the “make me sick comment” is a bit extreme don’t you think? Little bit dramatic, no?

      • YokoDMV says:

        massive amount of sh*t v. make me sick? calling the kettle black? maybe? anyway – it’s their money, their ring, when you personally donate millions to charity then you can perhaps make suggestions on how others doing the same should spend their additional income.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @YokoDMV I donated more than $500 to local animal shelters/charities last year. In my world, with my salary, that is quite a bit. Not that it’s relevant in this discussion because we’re not talking about me but just because you brought it up. And yeah, if I had millions, I would donate as much as I could. But I guess Angeloonies have no choice but to deflect when their idol gets called out. Again, why I usually stay away from Brangiston posts-it’s like the epitomy of fan lunacy (on ALL sides).

      • Jess says:

        In her defense, I’m pretty sure Brad surprised her with the ring and didn’t tell her about the price because if she had known about it before hand, I think Angie would have chosen a very simple ring. Brad spent a year designing the ring, if my bf did that to me, I would accept it too just because of the effort he put into it even though I am against spending a lot of money on jewelry. It would be insulting and hurtful to not accept it after he spent all that time designing it!

      • Ramona Q says:

        They have plenty of money to do both.

        Re: “why not just buy a $500,000 and do something “good” with the balance.”

      • Carly says:

        I’m with Karen. Love is not measured by bling. I would have hoped that they were a.) down to earth enough and b.) old enough to know this. And yes this kind of thing looks worse when pulled by people you hope would know better.

      • YokoDMV says:

        @originalkitten – the point would be then if someone commented that despite you giving $500 to animal charities how dare you spend $50 on jeans, when you could get perfectly decent jeans for $25 or even $10 (at a thrift store) leaving you with an additional $25-$40 to give to more animal charities. the concept is flawed, it really has nothing to do with Brad or Angelina, but online bickering is pointless, perhaps we just see things differently…continue posting all up, down, and over this thread, enjoy! : )

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Yoko-I’m not a celebrity, I’m not rich, I don’t have a public image and paid PR people so it’s kind of an exercise in futility to compare me to Angelina no? My argument is not about what they donate to charity vs what they spend on personal items-it’s about spending A MILLION DOLLARS ON A RING, period. If you read my posts you would see that. It’s cool. You think a $1M ring is normal, I don’t. You’re right-agree to disagree. I’ll enjoy posting and you enjoy blindly defending your celeb idols.

      • Trace says:

        To all the Branjeloonies here: You can not be on this website – a celebrity gossip site – and then criticise a commentator for remarking upon a celebrities spending habits. Do you not understand that this is the point of celebrity sites? To dissect the private lives of famous people you dont know or will never meet?? So now quite the hypocrisy already.

        As for the ring – awful. The price – obscene.

        Thats my opinion but I dont care enough to stick on this site just so I can defend it from the already descending Branjelunatics

  6. Ainsley says:

    For the price, I don’t like the look of the ring. Don’t get me wrong – I’d take it. I’d take it, sell it, and live off the money! (but it’s ugly)

  7. lucy2 says:

    Now that I see the closeup, I’m not crazy about the ring, I think it’s the diamonds on the side.

    • marie says:

      I’m with you on that one.. It’s just not pretty, and also pretty impractical-I mean I can’t see her wearing this out much, maybe a special occasion? Even if he got rid of the side diamonds the middle one is ginormous.. Maybe she’ll go with just a simple band after they’re married..

  8. Lisa Turtle says:

    Its beautiful. I wonder if there are 6 of those side diamonds, one for each kid, and the big one in the center for Brad.

  9. Kaiser says:

    I’m actually not crazy about it either, guys. It looks very dated to me – very 1980s.

  10. Olive says:

    It looks very Art Decco, which is cool, but I’m still very meh about this – I wonder if these are “blood diamonds” as well

    • Karen says:

      This was my first thought when I heard it was a diamond. Conflict diamonds still get into the market because the Kimberly process isnt a tight as it should be. I dont judge others but my husband and I made the decision to just stay away from diamonds – based on what we had read of blood diamonds creeping into the market.

    • Leigh_S says:

      Yes, it is very Art Deco. Its SO rare to see the style done so closely in a modern design. Makes sense, since he’s a architecture geek and its a very ‘structural’ jewelery design.

      Although if Pitt was going for a true Art Deco look the ring would be platinum or white gold instead of yellow gold. Looks like he blended Art Deco style with AJ’s preference of yellow gold. She wears alot of gold and uses in alot in her jewelery line.

      I’m a serious jewelry geek and Art Deco fan in particular. Love the ring but few could wear it with the length of the diamond along the finger.

    • tripmom says:

      I agree on the art deco thing! That was my first thought about the design, and I love it!

      My wedding ring is similar, in that it is a graduated eternity band made with marquise cut, rather than emerald cut, stones. Also very Art Deco looking. So I might be a little biased, but I really like the ring. I think the design itself is simple and classic. Not a fan of the yellow gold though.

    • Lee says:

      yeah, that was exactly my first question when I read about the engagement/ring.

    • Zimmer says:

      I’m sure Brad was smart enough to avoid ‘blood diamonds,’ but that is one hideous ring. Surprised Angelina can lift it with that weight and her slight figure! :)

  11. Beatrix says:

    honestly, even if the stones are no-conflict, I’m surprised he/she decided to go with diamonds anyway, knowing about the kind of humanitarian work they do. Wish she’d gone with something like a white sapphire or a different gem altogether. It’s her ring, so none of my business, I guess the diamond does mean something to certain people.

  12. dorothy says:

    The engagement just happened and I’m already tired of the whole thing. I hope they just elope to it will all be over with quickly.

  13. Linda says:

    The ring is ok. Not gorgeous but not ugly either. But who cares if I like it or not. I am not wearing it. The person who has to like it is Angie. That’s all it matters.

  14. the original almond says:

    That white cashmere dress is to die for. The ring is lovely, but a bit over the top. Eh, they can afford it.

  15. G says:

    All the money in the world doesn’t buy happiness.

    Good for them and I wish them and their family well.

  16. olivia says:

    US Weekly is sticking with their 250k story.I’m guessing Ho didn’t like that Aniston’s ring cost more.

  17. Katren says:

    I really dislike the ring – not that its offensive or hideous, just not my taste.

    Honestly, even though $1million seems totally obscene to spend on a ring and I think it would have been really impressive/whatever if he’d picked a more modest ring, it could have been a lot more expensive/OTT, so I guess its not that bad? They are quite frivolous with money (which they can be, they have plenty), but it just always surprises me when they’re so charitable.

    • kibbles says:

      A million dollar ring is frivolous even for the 1%. Most celebrities own rings that are less than $150k. I just read an article a few days ago with a slideshow of celebrities and the cost of their wedding rings. Britney Spears, Anne Hathaway, Ginnifer Goodwin, ScarJo, among most of the celebs listed owned rings that were $150k or less. Several celebrities listed owned rings that were around $200k. Even Kate Middleton’s engagement ring’s face value is less than $400k although we all know it would sell for a lot more because of the people who owned it. Bottom line is that there are nicer rings that cost significantly less than Angie’s. Once you are in that price range (over $20k) you know the diamond will be flawless so what should matter most is the overall design. The ring is ugly in my opinion. I wouldn’t even spend $10k for that ring.

      • LAK says:

        Just a correction – Kate Middleton ring costs maybe $400K+ NOW, purely because of previous owner but in actual fact cost £28K = $45K at time of purchase. She picked it out herself out of a catalogue of similarly priced stones that the Jeweller had sent over at the request of Charles.

        One more disquieting detail in the horror that was that marriage.

  18. tmbg says:

    It looks…architectural. Like one big building surrounded by smaller and smaller ones.

    I’d bet that was what he wanted since he’s into architecture, right?

    I really hope they get married soon so this doesn’t drag out with cover after cover of magazines predicting when it will happen. Don’t hate me for this, but I kind of think the wedding maybe won’t happen. This might be one of those endless engagements that go on for decades.

    *dodges flying tomatoes*

    • Belle says:

      I’ll dodge those tomatoes with you because I agree, and have been thinking the same thing ever since I read about the engagement. Wish they would sneak off and marry quietly, but I’m afraid that won’t be the case and we are going to see new stories every week about possible wedding dates and locations.

      As for the ring… looks like a chunky piece made of glass stones from the 70′s. Maybe it’s prettier in person though… and hopefully she is happy with it as that is what matters.

  19. T.C. says:

    Not a fan of the design. My guess is that it’s closer to $3-5 Million. Maybe say it’s less for security issues?

    • Josey B says:

      No way that ring is even worth a million. Someone said there are 10 carats of diamonds all together. There look to be 10 side stones. Size wise between the center stone and the side stones, there needs to be some balance. Average those out at 1/2 carat each, that leaves 5 carats for the center stone. You can buy a D Flawless emerald cut 5.5 carat stone at BlueNile for about 100k a carat, that’s full retail value. Side stones and gold aren’t going to add up to another 1/2 million, never mind more.

      Keep in mind, if they cut these stones from rough, they skipped over several price increasing middlemen. Having it custom cut isn’t exactly a huge expense either, labour is cheap in most of the places that cut diamonds these days.

      I’d be surprised if he even paid 500K for it. I imagine the jeweller probably gave it to him at a steep discount in return for all the publicity he gets out of it.

  20. Alexis says:

    Why is this news? They should have been married YEARS ago. SMH.

  21. tracking says:

    I do think the way the side stones are cut to curve around her finger is nice, but not crazy about the 1980s aesthetic or the fact that it is so similar to the rest of the designer’s jewelry line. That’s a matter of personal taste of course. I do wish though that they’d specify whether or not the diamonds are conflict-free (if there is such a thing). I’m surprised the jeweler hasn’t commented on this.

  22. Rena says:

    Wow, I really really like this ring as the emerald cut is my favorite type diamond (radiant cut is my second favorite) and I love yellow gold. The ring has a vintage look to it. The stones are truly beautiful. Brad did a great job. The million dollar price tag is probably accurate after seeing the closeup of the ring.

    Angelina likes the emerald/tablet cut and it is featured in the jewelry collection she helped design with this jeweler which all of the proceeds go to charity. The green earrings she is wearing in the 2nd pic are from that collection.

    I imagine this jeweler has a number of new clients. Hope more of the jewelry he and Angelina created for charity sells as well (RDJ’s wife is a fan and wore some to the recent Avenger’s debut according to In Style).

  23. blah says:

    Please Frank Gehry keep douchebag Pitt away from your firm. If Pitt really did design that POS ring he’ll likely want to make buildings with a similar aesthetic as celebrity endorsed perfume bottles.

  24. Bella says:

    Ring is amazing!!!!!!!!She deserves it!!
    Some women can only dress like the boyfriend and get a dog,much less 6 kids
    UN…ECT

  25. operagirl says:

    Um, did People use the Brange’s wax figures on their cover? Or is that just the worst dual photoshop chop job in all history?

    • lisa says:

      The picture is from 2009 I think Cannes. not photoshopped or cropped.. I guess everyone uses that so much no one ever stops to think

      It’s funny how Brad/Angie are not allowed to spend their money how they choose all because they give to charity. But the celebs that are not so giving are never ever questioned on the money they spend or how they live.

      I had no doubt there would be loads of negative about them getting married, her ring or how much it cost. The same people saying this are the ones that demeaned their relationship of 7 years because they were not married. Some of you need to go and visit the archives. Such double standards.

      but Congrats to this couple. Doing what they want how and when.

      • Oreofan says:

        Thats what I don’t get. If a person is known for charity, EVERY thing they buy or receive is scrutinized with attention that hardly anyone else’s is. Its seems that the more you give of yourself to others, the MORE people are critical of what you yourself have. Yet those who are not known for charity could buy a flashy new mansion and it doesn’t even raise an eyebrow. It makes me so angry how people attack Angelina over the price of everything. Its so petty, so spiteful, so juvenile and so so unfair. It really makes my blood boil. :( I can understand why the Hiltons, the Lohans and the Kardashians etc just enjoy their money on themselves. I wonder why Angelina even bothers a lot of the time. The unfair attacks are no incentive for others to help. She’d be better off if she didn’t help at all. Having read the way someone who does something for the third world is so attacked, if I ever became rich and/or famous, I tell you this:
        I would not get involved in ANY charity at all, whatsoever (even my favourite animal charity-I’d be criticized for not helping humans rolls eyes), I would not help any organization, I would not donate. I would not endorse. I would not sponsor. Why? Its not worth all the personal smears and attacks you get. I look at Angelina and wonders how she handles it, just because she wants to do something nice for someone. F**k it. People on here and elswheree have shown me its not worth the personal grief you get from bitter people. Its easier to not do one damn thing. You get criticized less. Its unfortunate that those who attack Angelina on this don’t stop and think that they could be causing some celeb to think twice about helping someone. Maybe they should think about that and re-think their attitude on her.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well I like these two and yes, I still will criticize them for a $1M ring as I would ANY celeb that spends that much on a ring. You know how they could have avoided the criticism? Eloped or gotten a modest ring. They decided not to, which is their choice, but now they’re going to have to listen to the criticism. Problem is that people become so obsessed with certain celebrities that they lose any ability to be objective (Loons and Jen-hens-I’m talking to you). If this was Aniston I would be giving her a rash of sh*t too but at least she has never been shy about her proclivity for vapid excesses. This just seems very disparate with the image that Brangelina conveys to the public, that’s all.

      • Judy says:

        I agree with Oreofan. I honestly don’t know why you, and others, think its disparate from the message they convey. THEY do not convey ANY message. They DO charity work, but they’ve never insisted they don’t enjoy their wealth, nor pretended they don’t nor insist others don’t. Not once, have they ever suggested that JUST BECAUSE they do humanitarian work, they don’t splurge to excess. I honestly don’t know where you and others are getting this conveyed message from. They’ve never acted like they are poor. They shouldn’t be expected to either. They can help humanitarian causes, AND live a rich lifestyle. They CAN do BOTH. And they are entitled to do so. Just because they do humanitarian work DOES NOT MEAN they can’t live a great lifestyle.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Judy-This isn’t about criticizing them for “enjoying their wealth”. It’s about pointing out the fact that a $1M ring is pretty ridiculous. Hell a $500,00 ring is ridiculous. Personally, I don’t understand how you can’t see how insane that is. A million dollars is a HELL of a lot of money. You don’t have to agree, but I think it’s crazy to spend that much and yeah, I’m going to say so, regardless of the great charity work that they do.

      • Judy says:

        TheOriginalKitten, I think Oreofan was talking about those that seem to expect Angelina to abide by standards they wave for any other celeb just because she does humanitarian work. At least thats how I read their post. I also don’t believe that if this was Kardashian or anyone else, they would get as much crap. People think because AJ is a humanitarian, she should not be spending as much as other celebs. I think she should be able to do BOTH. Just because she does humanitarian work doesn’t mean she can’t splurge occasionally. She (and Brad) earned her money. Admittedly I don’t like the ring and for 1 million expect something much nicer. I wouldn’t buy it myself. But if its her taste, its an engagement ring to last a lifetime and to pass down. I just don’t think she should be held to different standards purely because she does humanitarian work.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I know, Judy but I think these two are held to a higher standard than a Kardashian (or I should hope so). Really-why is that bad? It’s a testament to the good that they do that people expect more from them and some are disappointed. *shrugs*

      • Camille (The original) says:

        There seems to be a lot of comments in this thread that scream of jealousy to me.

        It’s their money and they can spend as much as they want on a ring IMO. They aren’t ‘Average Joes’ and so their lifestyles are completely different to many regular people. I don’t believe its any of our business to judge what he spent on a ring for the mother of his kids. *shrugs*
        If people don’t care for the design of the ring however, that’s their opinion which they’re entitled to.

        Jm2c. :)

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        People rip on them so much not because they give to charity, but because they are so PUBLIC about it. It is considered to be in bad taste to flaunt and publicize personal charity work.

        We all realize that their celebrity is the reason their good deeds are so well known–and celebrity is also the reason they can bring so much attention to their causes. However, that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of people think it is tacky and vulgar to be such an over the top, public do-gooder…and that’s why they like to rip on Brange.

      • wasa says:

        1 million seems to be not that much for some celebrities. kim kardashian´s ring is woth 2,5 millions, beyonce´s or paris hilton´s even around 5.

        http://ringspotters.com/category/celebrities/million-dollar-rings

      • cameron says:

        People rip on them because they flaunt their charity? I have never heard something so ridiculous before. So,I guess their charity would be more acceptable if they just keep quiet and write a check. See, I prefer my celebrities that actually Walk the Talk.

    • Happy21 says:

      YES!!! I was just scrolling down to see if someone posted this before I bothered. They look like wax figures or portraits, not like it was an actual photograph. Looks totally plastic and wierd.

      That is all. I don’t care about their engagement or the ring…Its about time really. We know they love each other and are committed to their children so this isn’t a big surprise.

  26. El Kiddo says:

    Am i the only one who thinks that the ring is too masculine looking?

    Still, congrats.

  27. couldn'thelpit says:

    I think CB/Kaiser had mentioned Angelina tended to have a “Dynasty”/70′s style… does anyone else get that vibe from the ring?

  28. birdie says:

    The ring is ugly, but I am not surprised. Brad designed Aniston’s ring as well and that was one ugly ring.
    Well, have fun with it.

  29. casey says:

    angie deserve tha 1 million ring.congratulations to brad and angie.

  30. trillian says:

    I like that he designed it himself, that is very sweet. But then again, if I ever get an engagement ring, I would want one that I can wear all the time, every day. So it should be comfortable and certainly, no matter how much I could afford, not cost a freaking million dollars!

  31. lower-case deb says:

    in the engagement blog post, i jokingly commented that it was almost like jolie is camilla to aniston’s diana (although that does make pitt into charles and theroux into er… al fayed… ummm… not an image i want to have in mind).

    i was commenting this as an offhand observation of how fans still side with one camp or another.

    how little i remember.
    apparently jolie’s engagement ring is a bit similar in shape and price to camilla’s engagement ring from charles. although i suppose it’s a fairly classic design (it was an heirloom from the queen mother, so it’s probably really old and really historic). it just cracked me up a bit.
    http://ringspotters.com/2011/05/celebrity-engagement-ring-camilla-parker-bowles.html

  32. Jayna says:

    Sigh. Every single celeb designs the rings now for their fiancee. I have yet to see one that doesn’t say he designed it or co-designed it. Not that attractive of a ring to my taste. Spending a massive fortune for a ring doesn’t make it better or more stunning. How much money do you need for a ring? It seems a waste of money to me to spend that much. You could get a stunning ring for half a million that was far better. More isn’t always better.

  33. mymy says:

    The ring is not pretty. The amount is obscene.If my heart was devoted to the poor and suffering every time I looked down at my finger I would feel shame.
    One would have to suffer from multiple personality disorder not to feel it.
    I don’t care how much good a person does. There is no excuse that is valid to justify this obscenity.But I think it sums up these two nicely. So good job Brad. Your arrogance is still intact.

    • Judy says:

      Oh what a load of rubbish that is.

      • Carol says:

        What an incredibly mature way to deal with a divergent opinion!

        I dont know why I bothered coming to this page when its already clear that Angelina and Aniston fans are incapable of being kind and respectful to one another, even as they disagree.

    • Shelly says:

      Why should she feel shame?! Because she’s rich and can afford the ring? That is BS. Those two have done more for the poor and disenfranchised than I am sure you will ever do in your life, because they have the money and means to do so. Doing humanitarian work does not mean one cannot have nice things. They do not owe the world every last dime of their millions.

    • Rhea says:

      Wow, different people obviously different opinion. I choose not to be negative. What I see is that Brad want to surprise Jolie with a ring that he thinks would show her how he feel about the mother of his children. That he would like for her to feel special, hence he design it. If my hubby take a time to design a ring, even if it’s not my taste I would still wear it just because he put his thoughts in it.

    • Mari says:

      I never knew that Brad and Angelina had become some sort of monks and vowed to live in poverty… They help a lot, they visit and help promote causes that need to be publicized. I remember well when she was pregnant with Shiloh in the early stages and they went to Pakistan To visit and deliver help and one of the main pledges was that the people neede a lot more help, and quick because winter as approaching and people had no homes to escape the cold wet weather.
      She deserves a big ring alright, and all good things her man wants to shower her with.

  34. Shelly says:

    I think the ring is gorgeous. Massive without being vulgar, simply cut and simple design. And those are the clearest diamonds I have ever seen. I love it.

  35. Janet says:

    I’m not crazy about the design, only because I’m not partial to emerald cut diamonds. I prefer cushion cut, they sparkle more. But I’m sure Angie loves it, and that’s all that matters.

    As for how much it costs, it’s a shitload of loot, but it’s about 7% of what Brad makes per movie, so I’d guess he can afford it out of petty cash.

  36. mln76 says:

    I have to agree the ring is a bit harsh. Its probably stunning in person but it comes off a bit too architectual. Still I love the story behind it. But who am I kidding ill be lucky to get a ring out of a Cracker Jack Box

    • Kara Ann says:

      Awww Min, I’ll bet you’ll get a fantastic ring! As corny as it sounds if you love the person slipping it on your finger then any old ring becomes pretty damn special to you. That said, as an objective onlooker, I don’t like this ring. Too big, too gaudy, and as for the price/special design, it looks like a very basic i’ve-seen-this-before type of ring.

  37. Leah says:

    I love that ring. It’s perfect for them. Architectural, as many have noted, which suits Brad. And so different and unique. I like the low profile of it.

  38. Sumodo1 says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous. The ring of my dreams. LOVE the tapered side diamonds. The center stone is to die for. I was a jeweler and if I got to see this “up close,” I might go blind from the glare, but it would be worth it!

  39. gab says:

    Maybe walking around with children will make them seem less like robots………nope.
    Maybe they should try to contort their faces into realistic expressions to make them seem less like robots………nope.
    Maybe an engagement (after six kids and years together) will make them seem less like robots…….nope.
    What’s next, handlers?

  40. skuddles says:

    Very cool ring! But whether or not I (or anyone else) loves the ring is immaterial – it was designed only for Angelina.

  41. Heather says:

    I don’t like Angie’s ring. And I didn’t like Jennifer Aniston’s ring either. Brad needs to leave the jewelry designing to the professionals!

  42. Cathy says:

    I don’t care for the ring. I don’t like the cut of it. Seems boxy. It’s their money though and if he wants to buy her an ugly ring then go for it. The important thing is that she is happy with it.

  43. Justaposter says:

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t focus on the ring because they look totally plastic on that cover shot. Maybe they had the wax figures posing?

  44. LoL says:

    I hope the expensive ring makes her so happy that she starts eating so much and gains 15lbs.

  45. pep says:

    Good for them. It doesn’t matter the price as long it doesn’t look too blinding for daily wear, it is fine by me besides. She is a mother of his kids and that is all worth it.

  46. waq says:

    Brad’s a narcissist. He fashions himself an artist. He’s an artist with awful taste. From everything I’ve seen Angelina likes antique jewelry with emerald stones or pearls. Instead he designed a fugly ring. He’s so up his own butt that he had to put it out there that he took a year to design it. Only he would be proud of desiging something that tacky looking.

  47. waq says:

    Kaiser, I’m still hoping you’ll share your whole opinion on this engagement and why you think it happened. And if you can ask your mom by what she meant when she said they have issues, because I agree with that theory. Angelina has never made it seem like she was all that excited about the idea of getting married again, only Brad. It’s going to be interesting watching how this engagement and marriage (if the wedding happens) pans out.

  48. Navy Blue says:

    ‘Why do people find them interesting again? They aren’t even that hot anymore and have been together for a long time now.

  49. irishserra says:

    Wow, People really photoshopped their eyes on that front cover.

    I’m not a fan of the ring, myself.

    I know the couple (or related sources) has said that the children were influential in their decision to get married or “engaged,” but I find myself wondering how or why these children have been so concerned about the issue. Are Brad and Angelina’s close friends all married? Do other children say things to the Jolie-Pitt children about their parents not being married. Does that seem odd for a family who lives and moves in the circles they do? Nothing I dwell on, just a curiosity that popped up, so I thought I’d express it.

    • P.J. says:

      I agree, there’s something fishy about the “kids made us do it” story. It doesn’t ring true. Why would the lack of a formal marriage ceremony be a concern to such young children? And since when do mature adults decide to marry because their 5-year-old thinks it’s a good idea?

  50. The Original Mia says:

    Love the ring. I like the flow of it. But it really doesn’t matter what I think of it as long as Angie likes it.

  51. AnnieC says:

    Brad looks more and more like Jeff Bridges in every picture I see!

  52. query says:

    i was way more pleased with the ring when i heard it was 250k (not that i liked it then) but now that people mag is saying that it is 1M, i feel like he threw a mili inside a trash bin. the ring is nothing special. princess kate’s ring cost like 49k but looks far more classic and expensive.

  53. Tia says:

    Who gives a crap they have everything, all I want is a damn job!

  54. Freya says:

    I love Angelina’s engagement ring! It’s different. It doesn’t matter how much it costs. That’s Brad’s business. Now I’m looking forward to seeing the wedding dress!

  55. LeeAnn says:

    She says she feels guilty eating because of the starving people she visits. Wander if she’ll wear her bling when she visits the starving children of Africa or wherever her plane takes her.

    • Mari says:

      Is she only rich humanitarian around? Let’s also trash others, not just AJ because she has been a default target for seven years.
      Melinda Gates should be ashamed of herself, Queen Rania should be secluded like many other
      Eastern kings wives and enjoying her family instead of being visibly occupied with these issues. What about Oprah? And do not forget even Liz Taylor who could have donated her diamod to fight AIDS, Diana coul have inherited all to mine victims instead of her children. The Audrey Hepburn fund was created after her death was created to honor her, because her children learned from her, I did not read that she renounced her money and left own children with no inheritance.
      Instead of belittling whatever good one person has done, you should not care that much, claim to your government, not to A. Jolie, she is not at fault. There are lots more who spend obscene ammounts of money in shoes and homes like many of those useless reality starlets and spolied riich kids who do hardly any charity at all.

    • Maya says:

      That is all the spiel that is given to the media for media attention.
      I’m not surprised they’re engaged. This couple is all about attention. They always have to be at the centre and they’ll say or do anything to be there.

  56. dahlianoir says:

    I’m happy for them but after four months of unemployement I feel a bit disgusted about that much money spend on a SINGLE ring. And it’s not like they value marriage either. Or maybe jealousy is talking. *sigh*

  57. gennline says:

    Thank goodness that the majority of you do not like her ring.You are not people that she needs approval from.It means that she can be who she is and not receive a conventionally ‘pretty’ring,so anonymous people on the internet can give their approval.Her ring is different and classic like she is.Angelina and Brad don’t need your approval to live their lives or spend their money.Whatever the ring cost she is worth more than that to her family,so the cost of the ring is a drop in the ocean.Also if Brad Pitt wanted to spend every last dime he had on designing a ring for her,it would still be nobody’s business.

  58. foozy says:

    love the ring and love brangelina

  59. crtb says:

    I like the righ however it does not look comfortable at all. it is not a ring that you would wear on a daily basis. I think the price regardless if it cost $250,000 or 1 million is obseen.
    Even if you can afford it, no one should spend that much money on a ring.

  60. Janet says:

    If anyone wants to talk about an obscene diamond ring, this is the ring Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor, all 33 carats of it.

    http://www.courtneyluv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/The-Elizabeth-Taylor-Diamond.jpg

    Burton bought the ring in 1968 for $305,000 — and that was in 1968 money. It was sold at auction after Taylor’s death for $8.8 million.

    I don’t remember Burton getting half the criticism for paying so much money for a diamond ring as Brad Pitt is getting for Angie’s ring.

    • sup says:

      i don’t get the big hoopla about diamonds, it’s just one of the many nonsensical things in our world. it’s a hard rock and it’s hard to retrieve i get that, but it’s still shitloads of money and they surely don’t deserve it. but if you’re super rich i guess what’s another extra million bucks amirite? aesthetics wise stones like jasper and amethyste are far prettier and affordable than diamonds.

  61. jc126 says:

    Not that it matters, but so far I am not loving that ring. I want to like it, but it’s not thrilling.

  62. Billy says:

    Nothing smacks of humanitarianism like living in a chateau and wearing a 1 million dollar ring.

    All for show, kids. It’s ALL for show.

  63. Kitten says:

    LOL @ Angeloonies.I like Angelina and I like Brad but holy sh*t their fanbase is batshit. WOW…y’all do them no favors. Funniest part is all the posters who (understandably) jumped on Beyonce for her extravagant, over-the-top childbirth. Where were the cries of “It’s her money, it’s her business what she does with it”? This is what kills me about Loons-acknowlegdge that your idol does a lot of good (I give her a LOT of props for the work she does) but why not call her out for the BS? She gives to charity, which MANY wealthy celebrities do. I guess in the mind of Loons this gives her a free pass when it comes to owning a $1M ring. Ugh. Why do I bother. Blindly support, loons. I just wish y’all couldn’t vote because the inability to be objective and think critically is one quality that many humans seem to posses and it scares the bejesus out of me when it comes to the future of this country.

    • LeeAnn says:

      Kitten I agree with you. The loons really get their fangs and claws out to support AJ and BP. Loons fans have to remember…everyone has an opinion…and that’s all these blogs are.

      • Kitten says:

        I just HATE hypocrisy more than anything. It literally makes my blood boil and I know it’s just gossip (relax, Kitten!) and it’s harmless but I think it speaks to human nature in general-people are biased, life is a popularity contest and there really is no desire/ability to be objective. Ooooohhh way to be a *HATER*, kitten! *eye roll* I’m happy for these two-just wish they had the stones to buy a modest ring.

    • Janet says:

      Wow, can you say “apples and oranges”? Beyonce can have all the bling she wants in her baby’s nursery (I can’t imagine anything more useless than a solid gold rocking horse and a high chair covered all over with Swarovski crystals — how do you clean the strained peas off that thing, with a toothbrush?), but she commandeered an entire hospital floor for her personal use and kept other parents in the hospital from visiting their newborns. Who does she think she is, the Queen of Sheba? Angie’s ring may be over the top by your standards, but it’s not inconveniencing anybody. Brad can afford it and a dozen more like it.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Janet-Sorry? I don’t believe I brought up anything about Beyonce comandeering a hospital. I think you’re arguing about something different. I was simply saying that people were up in arms about the obscene amount of money spent on Blue Ivy. Where were the cries of “it’s her money she can spend it how she wants”? So whether it’s baby bling or a ridiculous $1M wedding ring-it’s still vapid excesses and it’s still not cute. Double standard much?

    • sup says:

      i love it when people pretend that nobody except us’ians comment on these blogs

  64. pete says:

    Omg ass weakly and they all JA pr is jealous and on hate mode. They are putting the idon’t care hate.How about saying nothing just like she did with shi birth and the twins or when another of ex of her for vince when he engaged married and has a kid.
    Angie is Brad’s unique girl, his longest relationship. The mother of his children. she is unique why mad over a 10 year old price to nows. I don’t care if JA get 10m engatment ring if therox afford it. why the hate . Why the hate with all the she is thin and all that nonsense. When did angie wasn’t thin? why you are mad and jealous and why it is nessasarly when in the middle ofcelebration?omg what a world is this.

  65. Booka says:

    It’s the thought that counts and it took a year to design it, so I give Brad credit for that. I don’t care for it myself. I like something smaller.

  66. jes_sayin says:

    Wow. What an unfortunate ring. Fug.

    And now we have to watch them sell this whole marriage to the press. Let their calculating begin!

  67. BRE says:

    I am going to assume that Angelina will remove the ring anytime she visits 3rd world countries. Don’t know what is worth, if she kept it on during those trips or not. a ring has not real use, it seems so wasteful, regardless of how much money one has.

  68. lil says:

    It doesn’t sparkle. Where is the SPARKLYNESS? Why have diamonds if you’re not making the most of them!!?

    Sigh. Each to their own, I guess.

  69. badassninja says:

    Wow. I am sensing lots of Jealousy here. smh -_- Geez, it’s their money. let them live their lives.

  70. Maya says:

    That’s strange. In other reports the value of this ring has been 500K.
    Either way…it’s no Krupp diamond.
    I think the ring says a lot about Angelina’s low key style.

  71. Cali says:

    WOW! To ALL of you miserable people arguing over how their money should be spent that is NOT yours, you DID NOT EARN and will NEVER obtain please know how pathetic you are. People who EARN get to SPEND in ways that you simpleton miser brain don’t seem to comprehend. I hope that no one knows about your leisure activites because surely it would be embarrassing! Here is a suggestion, take the donut out of your mouth, put away the computer and GET…..A…..LIFE. Because when you have one you won’t become irate over people who are more attractive, more successful and wealthier than you. “Those who cannot do…HATE. BTW, congrats Brad and Angie :-)

  72. Amanda_M87 says:

    Who cares about these two attention seekers.

  73. sup says:

    ok i gotta admit that ring isn’t pretty, brad needs to stop pretending to know about design, however at least it’s something he designed to symbolize his eternal love and angie must be happy about that. i mean who wouldn’t be, he actually took time off his life to sketch and design the unique ring you will wear as a symbol of his love for you. i think that’s sweet and meaningful. some things precede physical aesthetics.

  74. Snowflake says:

    I can’t believe people are complaining about the money spent on the ring. BP donated money to help rebuild Joplin, helped rebuild New Orleans, etc, etc, not to mention what AJ has done. how much do they have to do for charity before they can spend their own money on what they want?

  75. mymy says:

    I think she can safely eat now, Because there is no way in the world I will believe she feels to guilty to eat. No one could ever eat a million bucks worth of food in a life time. Oh except starving children. They can do what ever they want I agree. Put please never ever tell us you care about starving children again.

    THE BENEFITS OF CHILD SPONSORSHIP
    For about $1 a day, you’ll provide children in need with access to life-saving basics like:

    * Clean water
    * Nutritious food
    * Healthcare
    * Education
    * And more!

    HYPOCRISY is they name Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

  76. Shay Kay says:

    Angelina’s person who is not a publicist, “Jesus, Joseph, and Mary that lunkhead bought her a million dollar ring that looks like something Blake bought Alexis Carrington.”

    Brad’s person who is not a publicist, “First, do not mention the two J’s and the M Brad would not approve.Second, Mr. Pitt DESIGNED the ring for her because it turns out that marriage really is a committment and this ring really MEANS SOMETHING!”

    Angelina’s person who is not a publicist “Miss Angelina Jolie Voight Miller Thorton Jolie has not even said
    said yes to Lunkhead’s proposal of promising to get engaged! At this point all she’s agreed to be his lifetime partner and mother to his six children but she, as far as I am aware, considers this ring to be nothing more than a agreement to think about accepting a promise ring that might indicate she will agree to an engagement ring at the appropriate time in the future.”

    Brad’s person that is not a publicist, ” For the love of…o.k. she’s agreed to consider accepting a promise ring in the future and then may accept an engagement ring and might even eventually marry him, right?”

    Angelina’s person that is not a publicist, “Who the h@ll said anything about marriage?! He hasn’t even given her a vial of blood yet! I don’t know how your Missourian does it but here in Hollyweird there are certain traditions!”

  77. april says:

    I would take that ring in a heartbeat. Love it!

  78. shitt says:

    Why mansiton need to get asked about brad and Angie? why is she matter . We don’t care about her openion . She is nobody to them and vice versa don’t do anything with her name pls stop dragging the disease woman and her disease. Pls bloggers, magazines get the cancer out of their life. Don’t do anything Maniston with JP name. Thank you

  79. Louisa says:

    worst taste…this ring looks like it comes from a bubblegum-machine! Sorry for the waste.

  80. Sandra says:

    I think the ring is beautiful and completely fits her style. It’s sparkly, yet powerful, just like her. I couldn’t see her with something really girly, so all the angles look good on her. Even the gold compliments her skin.

  81. Amelia says:

    I don’t get all the hate directed at the price of the ring. Personally, if you’re paying that much, I’d expect something a little nicer to look at, however I do think it suits them as a couple. And really it’s only their opinion that matters.
    Collectively, they have mega millions, and the price of this ring is a mere fraction of their wealth. And BP must have felt AJ deserved it. So why all the calls of hypocrisy? They’ve probably donated more money to charities than most of us ever will in our lives. They campaign and they care. So why don’t they get to spend the rest of their money how they want to?
    I’m not a huge fan of the pair of them (they always seem a little stilted together) but who knows what they’re like in private.
    I volunteer at a charity called ShelterBox (great cause, look it up!!) and juggle a uni course and part time job too. Last summer I went on a big family holiday to the Caribbean (and I’m not ashamed to say it was AWESOME). When I got back, a ton of people started calling me a hypocrite. Just because you donate to charity and do aid work, it shouldn’t mean to have to live your life as a monk. You should never feel ashamed of what you’ve worked for.
    Basically, you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.

  82. Nonny says:

    Am I the only one that finds it crass that a woman who spends so much time campaigning for children around the world suffering as a result of poverty is walking around with a ring work £1 million on her hand?

  83. asdf says:

    My guess is part of the cost is going/has gone to charity? Maybe it’s one of the reasons he had it done with Procop.

    Liking/disliking the looks of the ring is all fine and good, but that’s not the point for them(most likely). If a diamond of that size sparkled very brightly that would be screaming for attention in my opinion and over the top, but it’s not sooo… And I’m thinking they’ll be keeping this ring to pass down to one of the kids in the future or something. As for the kids wanting them to get married I’d think it would be Maddox who had the most to do with it, he really changed their lives(that we see at least).

  84. Dibba says:

    Not my taste, but I am not into jewelry anyway. If they both like it, that’s all that matters. I personally find it appalling that anyone would spend this kind of money on anything with so much poverty in the world, but its just a reflection of how much money they actually have, so I guess its all relative. He had to spend more than he did on Jennifer’s. I am tired of his “renaissance” man crap. He seems to hold himself in very high esteem. Angelia doesn’t seem to wear alot of jewelry. I guess its a reflection of his love for her and for her providing him with a family. As Father Hesburgh said, “the best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother”

  85. Paula says:

    Wow! Think of the animal shelters they could of helped with that money.Disgusting!

  86. CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

    The ring is beautiful. Until we know the carat and clarity, no guess will be accurate. That little pic can’t do it justice.

    Procop says the finest, than that 1 million is not close. That center stone is no where near 5.5 carats. Try doubling that as reports are now saying 10 carats. The side stones could also add up to 10 carats (report up to 8) that Procop says encircle her finger. His tablet design will not have hard edges as he was particular about the cut as he says. They look smooth, not sharp. She likes that cut. He worked for it and that’s what he wanted her to have. Nothing there is 1/2 carat. An it has not been seen up close only that pic so who knows.

    Camilla’s is emerald cut. Procop has his own cut that is different from traditional emerald cut. Camilla’s has baquettes (3 on each) and this has more tablet cuts stones.

    This is what you call “ICE”. Brad’s design is great, but not you ordinary ring. But AJ is not your ordinary woman. If it’s up to 18+ carats tw and they did not steal it, then bless them. They are still helping those in need.

  87. Sam Rosweld says:

    Why are some people mad that she has an expensive ring? Its her and Brad Pitt’s money and they do donate to chairty enough. I don’t get all this nonsene like they should have donated that kind of money to chairty,they are hypocrites,etc. How many of the people putting them down has given back to chairty? May I ask that of any of those people have bought the new Iphone or Blackberry? Have gotten the latest Macbook? If you did then you should have given that money to cahrity rather then spend it on a cellphone or a laptop. If any of those people had her money, I doubt they would give it to the less fortunate, more like spend it on themselves. Heck I don’t see Bill Gates getting put down for making himslef an $98 million custom made home and he gives alot to chairty too. He even bought part of Leonardo Davinci’s drawing book, for $11 milion .Should we put him down for buying himslef something when he already helps others?

  88. Devon Smoulders says:

    LOl as if any of these people bashing Jolie and Pitt have done anything for charity? The person who write earlier that they have given away over 500, why not 1000? 2000? I don’t get why people like to find faults with others they don’t know. What even bothers me is that the people who do give to charity but like to judge others and think they are a better person because they chose to help others while other people might not be doing as much as them. Some of them think it entitles them to be rude and judge the other person.

  89. tintin says:

    How’s it amazing that AJ’s ring is so simmilar to Camilla’s one???? Brad really designed it???