|Peridot Sugarloaf ring with diamonds and 18k white gold|
Actress and model Brooke Shields has partnered with gem-expert and high jewelry designer Robert Procop to create a new high jewelry collection called “Legacy Brooke.”
|Amethyst and peridot necklace with diamonds and 18k white gold|
The two recently launched the first works from the collection publicly at the recent opening of Procop’s creative studio in Wilshire Rodeo Plaza in Beverly Hills. This was followed at a nearby Saks Fifth Avenue, with a reception for select clients who met with the designers and viewed the collection for the first time. A few of the pieces were first unveiled privately about a year ago in New York.
|Blue Topaz bracelet with diamond and 18k gold|
Procop may be best known publicly for his collaboration on a line of jewelry called “Style of Jolie,” with actress, filmmaker and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie, in which all proceeds from the sales are used to build schools for girls in impoverished countries. Those in the jewelry industry know Procop as a world-class gem expert and high jewelry designer whose connections and skill allow him to purchase statement gemstones around the world, which are then either sold as investments or made into one-of-a-kind jewels.
|Amethyst necklace with diamonds and 18k gold|
Shields really doesn’t need an introduction as she has been prolific as an actress in movies and television and as a fashion model for four decades.
The collection employs what are becoming trademarks of Procop jewelry designs, where he takes a variety of statement gems of a specific palette and showcases them with an unusual and consistent shape.
|Blue Topaz Lattice RIng|
The color palette in the Legacy collection uses amethyst, peridot, topaz and emerald to create jewels that are purple, green and aqua blue. The central gems in each piece employ the rare sugarloaf shape. This generally consists of four facets that are shaped into a pyramid-like finish or as a more rounded cabochon finish. In this collection Procop and Shields use variations on the shape combining four facets with rounded cabochon edges. The statement gems are enhanced with diamonds and 18k white or rose gold.
|Amethyst and Peridot Earrings|
As longtime friends prior to their jewelry collaboration, Shields and Procop have numerous shared interests, including philanthropic work. Proceeds from the collection will benefit The House of Ruth charity, which both Shields and Procop are affiliated. House of Ruth is a transitional housing shelter for victims of domestic violence. The organization provides shelter, prevention programs, opportunities and education to those transitioning back to normality after suffering abuse.
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