Apparently, Angeline Jolie, despite her perceived perfection, doesn’t have what it takes. At least not yet, when it comes to selling jewelry she helped design.
A recent Hong Kong auction saw only under-bidders for a choker and a ring that the famous actress co-designed with Robert Procop. No sales were made as a result. The June 15 sale at Tiancheng International featured a platinum and diamond choker called “Elise”, which she wore in the 2010 movie “The Tourist”. There was also a ring which Ms Jolie ornamented with 9.17-carat emerald from Colombia. Both pieces of jewelry failed to meet early estimates of a modestly high price range (around $200,000 to over $700,000) and received bids way below them.
Attendees of the Tiancheng International auction were apparently more interested in a couple of non-celebrity pieces, such as the pair of jadeite bangles which an anonymous Asian buyer bought for $6.9 million. Jadeite and diamonds seemed to have been event favorites, as illustrated by a suite of earrings, a ring, and a necklace featuring both precious materials that sold for $2.4 million.
Proceeds from the sales of the Angelina Jolie-designed jewelry pieces would have gone to her nonprofit organization called the Education Partnership For Children in Conflict.