Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are secretly planning to wed, according to the jeweller who designed the actress' new engagement ring.
Jolie debuted a new prize on her ring finger during a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Chinese Galleries with longtime partner Pitt and their adopted son Pax on Wednesday (11Apr12) - and a representative for jewellery designer Robert Procop has confirmed it is what it looks like.
In a statement to various news outlets, the publicist says, "I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt."
Another rep tells, "Working closely with Brad Pitt to realise the star's vision for the ring, Robert Procop was able to source a diamond of the finest quality which was then transformed using Pitt's unique designs, cut with distinctive faceting to a shape and size that perfectly suits Angelina's long, slender fingers.
"Throughout, Brad Pitt remained heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design process from the perfect cut of the diamond centerpiece - an elongated tablet shape - to the finishing touches such as the mounting of a galaxy of smaller stones which are graduated in size and faceted to match, adding a crowning lustre to the ring.
"The full creative journey - from conception to completion - took a year, with Brad Pitt waiting until the perfect moment to unveil this special jewel to Angelina Jolie."
Procop, who created the Style of Jolie collection with the Oscar-winner, has refused to elaborate himself and the private couple has yet to comment on the story.