What happens when you mix a $20 million dollar a year actress, a UN High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, a tattooed sexy chick with the bee-stung lips, a $30 million actor and the twice running Sexiest Man Alive, with an extravagant Hong Kong vacation in between filming movies in Sydney, Australia and the U.K.? You guessed it, Brangelina’s Hong Kong jewelry shopping spree.
The high profile couple of nine years, 49 year old Brad Pitt and 38 year old Angelina Jolie, engaged in 2012 with three biological and three adopted children, but yet to embrace the m— word (marriage), took a break between movie sets to spend a chunk of their $55 million a year combined salaries on jewelry in the Hong Kong jewelry store, Emperor Watch and Jewelry.
True to character, Pitt laid down 250k for a high-end Parmigiani Fleurier watch, an an 18-carat rose diamond pendant called “The Sunray Pendant,” and a silver bracelet for the most recent lasting love in his life. Michel Parmigiani, creator of Parmigiani Fleurier watches, is described as a “master horologist,” a “renowned restorer and talented creator” of time pieces. His exquisite watches are a mixture of technological delicacy and refined artistry of exceptionally high quality. The Swiss based company that creates Parmigiani Fleurier brand watches from a country renowned for its exactitude in keeping time, is internationally recognized for excellence.
The “Sunray Pendant” that now adorns the neck of the actress daughter of three-time Golden Globe Award winner Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie, bears a round, ring-like pendant of about 1/8″ diameter thick ring, suspended from a delicate woven gold chain necklace and 3/4″ long gold clasp, the thick ring containing a continuous row of diamond insets positioned like the sun’s rays, with the ring of outstretched near-rectangular-cut diamonds only broken up on the top and bottom verticles by the gold clasp containing a single round inset diamond on top and an inset round diamond on the bottom, bordered with a golden ray on either side. The two diamonds of the Sunray Pendant represent “sun-like warmth.”
Angelina Jolie served as a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years, visiting impoverished countries, at times while the countries were still at war, and worked to coordinate large-scale relief efforts. The UN granted Jolie the 2003 Citizen of the World Award and Jolie was appointed Special Envoy of the UNHCR. Pitt has often accompanied Jolie on her mission work for the United Nations.
As Hollywood gossip would have it, Jolie was seen sporting two new wedding bands on the appropriate finger; however, Emperor Watch and Jewelry denies selling wedding rings to the couple, and as it stands, the highest paid couple in Hollywood continues to tie the knot loosely. Judging from what Pitt spent in Hong Kong, he most be at least a little bit fond of his nine-year companion, girlfriend and fiancé. Pitt is currently filming Fury in U.K., while Jolie is completing her upcoming film Unbroken, on set in Sydney.
On the other side of the world, please visit Raymond Lee Jewelers in South Florida who have been showcasing designer and vintage jewelry, GIA certified diamonds as well as Parmigiani Fleurier time pieces since 1983.