November 17th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
Now you can buy some bling designed by your favorite boldfacers: New jewelry lines created by celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Alicia Keys are set to debut this month.
Fans looking to own a small piece of the Brangelina lifestyle can head to Asprey boutiques worldwide where a limited-edition jewelry line designed by the famous couple goes on sale later this week.
The collection, dubbed “The Protector” line after the snake motifs gracing the accessories, is going on sale in stores in London, New York, Tokyo, Beverly Hills and Dubai and features a limited number of gold, platinum and gem-studded jewelry, as well as sterling gifts all bearing snake motifs.
A serpent ring given to Jolie while she was pregnant with her daughter Shiloh, 3, inspired the line. She has since considered the snake symbol to be a protector of her family, according to WWD magazine.
Brad and Angelina have been at work on the line for over a year. Prices for the pieces start at $525 for a silver baby spoon with a serpent-shaped handle.
All proceeds will be donated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a charity which raises awareness and funds to educate child victims of war, conflict and natural disasters that Jolie co-founded in 2006.
Brad and Angie aren’t the only celebrities to jump on the jewelry bandwagon. For fans of celebrity-designed jewelry who are wary of breaking the bank, Alicia Keys is entering the accessories business as CEO of “The Barber’s Daughters,” a jewelry line of handcrafted pieces made from precious metals and gems inscribed with inspirational messages.
The “Empire State of Mind” singer will debut her collection with designer Gisele Theriault at the Collette Blanchard Gallery in Manhattan next week.
“Alicia and I have reached this point where we seem to be able to finish each other’s sentences quite easily in design and at the moment we are learning the fine art of communicating over the phone to design the line for next year,” said Theriault, who was introduced to the singer at a concert in 2008.
Keys has so far only designed one piece for Barber’s Daughters, a sterling silver set of dog chains inscribed with a quote from Gandhi, but is expected to fully collaborate on all design efforts with Theriault for the 2010 collection. Keys said she was instantly smitten with Theriault’s designs and philosophy of inspiration.
“When I went in to meet her, I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces she showed me, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me and I knew at that moment for the first time that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread a message of inspiration,” Keys said.
A portion of the proceeds from each of the dog tag sales will benefit the Keep a Child Alive charity, which is dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS and HIV treatment for children.
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