Brooke Shields and jeweler Robert Procop unveiled their collaborative line, Legacy Brooke, at Procop’s new Beverly Hills studio on Monday.
Inspired by Shield’s trip to France and England to trace her genealogy for the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” the limited-edition jewelry features white and rose gold latticework settings and sugarloaf cabochon amethyst, topaz and peridot set in white diamonds. “I found out that my family history goes back to Louis XIV and it was those classic designs that kept going back to,” said Shields, who met Procop 30 years ago at a Beverly Hills book signing shortly after he’d earned his gemology degree. “His drive, intelligence and commitment are what I always appreciated. I’ve worn many of his pieces over the years, but after becoming aware of Angelina [Jolie’s] line with him and the charitable component, that’s how this started.”
Procop, a former chief executive officer at Asprey, typically works with sapphires and rubies, but used Shields’ favorite stones for Legacy Brooke. Purple amethysts are, after all, the color of royalty, though Shields said, “finding that out didn’t change anything at home.” In addition, there are also one-of-a-kind emerald pieces in the line. Procop’s earnings from the line, which ranges from $5,000 to $300,000 retail and will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and independent jewelers nationwide, benefit House of Ruth, a local facility for victims of domestic abuse. With Style By Jolie, proceeds benefit Jolie’s foundation, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan.