Angeline Jolie has reportedly said that the all-girls school she is building in Afghanistan has opened, funded by her eponymous jewelry collection.
The actress and philanthropist told E! News that the school located outside of Kabul educates from 200 to 300 students. It was funded by the Style of Jolie jewelry line—a collection of jewelry created by Jolie and Robert Procop, a gem expert, private jeweler and jewelry designer. She told E! that the new school will be one of many girls schools that will be built and funded through the proceeds from the jewelry collection.
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The high jewelry pieces for the Style of Jolie collection are known for using statement gemstones cut in the shape of tablet, an exclusive feature. Procop told me in an interview published in January that Jolie wanted something with an historical message and spent a great deal of time studying how a tablet is held. Together they designed the shape.
All proceeds from the sales are used to build schools for girls in impoverished countries through the Education Partnerships for Children of Conflicts, co-founded by Jolie.
At the time of the interview in his Beverly Hills studio Procop pointed to the ring and said: “This is a 27-carat emerald. When the stone is sold we give the money to the charity and then we build another school.” The ring must have sold.
Source: E! News, Forbes
This necklace features a collection of 44 cushion cut emeralds with a total weight of 103.48 carats, many of which have attained the exclusive gemstone classification of “vivid green” The necklace is sculpted in 18K yellow gold.
This deep rich green emerald was discovered in the Kunas mines of Columbia. Faceted in the signature Jolie-Procop tablet shape, the gem is mounted in a floating edge bezel of rose gold. From Style of Jolie Exceptional Jewels collection, this is a piece unique.
Cushion cut black spinel gems are cradled in rose gold bezels.
The citrine stone is a transparent crystal of natural golden color cut in bold tapered angles and mounted on yellow gold.
Black Spinel Stud Earrings. Cushion cut black spinel gems are mounted on rose gold.
The bright green emeralds in these earrings are cut in the cushion style and framed by rolled gold bezels.
Fourteen emeralds with a total weight of 50.59 carats weaves within 18k red gold while conjuring the essence of the timeless treasures that lie at the heart of this collection. From the Style of Jolie Exceptional Jewels collection, the Jolie-Procop Tablet cut it inspired by ancient stone tablets carved with hidden meanings that have been passed from one generation to the next.
This bracelet is constructed from five rows of white quartz tablet cut stones that stack upon the wrist.
Two 67.74-ct. pale-green beryls are complimented by the bold tapered angles of 18k yellow gold. These earrings were first worn by Jolie to the premiere of her movie, ‘The Tourist’ Part of the Style of Jolie Tablet Collection, the cut of the stone was inspired by ancient carved tablet engravings. The tablet design style began when Jolie and Procop created a special Christmas gift for Brad Pitt.
The faceted emeralds are mounted on rolled tubular 18k red gold. It is a piece unique and part of the House of Jolie Exceptional Jewels collection.
A 186.42-carat pear shaped citrine is highlighted by the graduated rounded bezel set of cushion cut gemstones in this Riviera opera length necklace. The natural golden hues of citrine radiate warmth and vitality within a setting of luminous yellow gold. The necklace is sculpted in 18K yellow gold and has a total weight of 186.42 carat of golden citrine.
The 28.96 carat pear shape is from the mines of Columbia and is set on soft round 18k yellow gold bezel. It is a piece unique and part of the House of Jolie Exceptional Jewels collection.
This is one of the largest and finest rubellites discovered, according to Procop.
It was the first jeweled necklace created by Angelina Jolie and Robert Procop and was unveiled by Jolie to the premiere of her movie ‘Salt’ The necklace is sculpted in 18k rose gold and has 47 black spinels with a total weight of 74.35 carats.
Each rubellite stone is surrounded by angled bezels of 18K rose gold.
A 32.23 carat rubellite is mounted on 18K rose gold.
The 12-carat emerald is faceted in the Jolie-Procop tablet cut and mounted on a innovative floating edge bezel of 18k rose gold. The emeralds were mined from the Kunas mine in Columbia and cut by the master cutter Adolfo Argotty. It is part of the House of Jolie Exceptional Jewels collection.