Uber-activist Angelina Jolie plans to open another girls school in Afghanistan, funded by a new jewelry line that will be available this week. Called “Style of Jolie,” Angelina herself had a hand in designing the wares, along with jewelry designer Robert Procop. Sales from the anticipated line will help educate the 200-300 Afghani girls that are enrolled in the school that opened last November, with plans to open more schools in the near future.
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Jolie partnered up with Procop after meeting him when he designed the engagement ring given to her by Brad Pitt last April. Together, the two have designed a line of jewelry partially inspired by jewels that the actress has worn herself, including a black and gold necklace she donned at the premier of “Salt.” Style of Jolie will also include other fine jewelry such as a cushion cut black necklace, an oversized pear shaped citrine necklace and other rings, earrings and bracelets and will kick off sales on April 4th.
Profits from the collaboration will benefit Education Partnership for Children in Conflict, a charity founded by Jolie in 2010. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has already opened two schools for girls in Afghanistan, in areas with high refugee populations.
Jolie and Procop’s altruistic and elegant line will be available first at Kansas City retailer, Tivol, starting this Thursday.