Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have designed the first men’s item for the Protector Collection, the line of limited edition fine jewels and silver objects created in collaboration with famed London luxury goods firm Asprey to benefit charity. The Protector black diamond cufflinks in 18k white gold with black diamonds and emeralds, for about $11,000, feature the collection’s signature serpent emblem. The design is based on Jolie’s reflection on the serpent as an iconic guardian and cultural symbol of family protection, inspired by a ring she was given while pregnant with the couple’s first child Shiloh in 2006. – From Just Luxe
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