Launch Of The Asprey 'protector Collection'

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Launch of the Asprey 'Protector Collection'

LONDON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - Jewelled Pieces Inspired by Asian Culture to Benefit Children of Conflict

    The 'Protector Collection' has been meticulously created with Asprey by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to

benefit a charity close to their hearts. The limited Collection of fine jewels and silver objects was inspired

by Angelina's reflection on the snake as an iconic guardian, a cultural symbol of family protection and fertility.

All net proceeds will be donated to the international Education Partnership For Children of Conflict (EPCC)

which benefits children in regions across Asia.

    During Angelina's first pregnancy she was given a snake ring, to guard her and her unborn child. She has

subsequently given birth to Shiloh and her twins, Vivienne and Knox, and the symbol has become endowed

with great personal importance as a family guardian. It is this snake icon that has provided inspiration for the

Protector Collection and has been interpreted into various forms from jewelled pendants, bracelets and rings

to a children's tooth box and silver egg cup.

    The Asian culture was an enormous inspiration for Angelina and Brad when creating the Protector

Collection, including extensive travel and research across the continent. The texture of the local snakes was

studied and interpreted into hand carved scales in this sculptured jewellery - bringing to life the fluid

dimensions and movement of the snake.

    The gold and jewelled snake anklet and bracelets are directly influenced by the beautiful bells of SE Asia,

where the snake signifies protection and the tradition of creating bells an honoured occupation associated with

courage, strength and integrity. Angelina and Brad explored the significance of colour in the region - white

representing purity and brightness and black the dark westerly skies thought to be heaven. The finest white

and black diamonds were used in creating the pieces and all the faceted and the coloured gems cut in Asia.

    Angelina's love for Asia is shown by her charity work for the children in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and

China. She adopted her son Maddox from Cambodia and Pax from Vietnam.

    The individual pieces in The Protector Collection are limited editions, handcrafted at the Asprey London

Prices available on request.

    For interviews/images contact:

    Alice Hart/Caroline Parrish

    The Communication Group

    T: +44-(0)207-630-1411


    SOURCE: Asprey


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