Angelina Jolie’s Jewelry Line Will Help Fund Schools in Afghanistan + More
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has opened a school for girls in Afghanistan—and sales from her Style of Jolie jewelry line will go towards opening more around the world.
Angelina Jolie has used her powers for the forces of good once again!
According to E! Online, the actress has opened a school for girls in Afghanistan. The school is located in an area just outside of Kabul; Angelina chose this location for two reasons: The region’s traditional favoritism for boys’ education over girls’, and the high refugee population. The school currently educates between 200 and 300 girls.
But there’s more: Angie is also releasing her jewelry collection, the Style of Jolie, to retail stores for the first time with the goal of using the line’s profits to build more schools around the world. The collection, on which Angelina collaborated with jewelry Robert Procop, goes on sale this week. 100 percent of the profits (!) will go to the star’s new foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.
From Procop’s website:
“As Angelina herself possesses many talents and dimensions, these jewels mirror that depth with a spectrum of delights. At one end are the sensuous, rounded curves of the cushion and sumptuous pear-shaped pendants that conjure the archetype of the eternal feminine Other jewels resonate with a bolder aesthetic via sharp, dramatic lines. Yet a unified aesthetic remains; richly saturated, monochromatic gemstones are sculpted and cradled in a rich array of golds. Every treasure echoes the potent appeal of a woman’s timeless allure.
“The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina’s most heartfelt mission—to empower children in crisis. The first funds from our collaboration together have been dedicated to the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict to build a school in Afghanistan.”
Now there’s a cause we can get behind!
The Style of Jolie will be available at Kansas City jeweler Tivol; the line makes its debut today and tomorrow, so if you live in the area, be sure to check it out. Said Angelina about the jeweler, “Tivol, with their historic reputation and dedication to family values is a wonderful retail partner to launch our collection in the U.S.” Procop added, “Tivol is a quality company known for carrying high-end jewelry brands that has been family owned for several generations. The Tivol family has been so gracious and instrumental in planning this event.”