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Brooke Shields: My ancestor Louis XIV influenced jewellery line

Brooke Shields has unveiled a limited-edition line of trinkets called Legacy Brooke, which was co-created with jeweller Robert Procop.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Brooke Shields claims her ancestor King Louis XIV of France had a great influence on the designs she created for new jewellery line, Legacy Brooke.

The Blue Lagoon actress has stepped into the world of accessories, having co-created a collection called Legacy Brooke with jeweller Robert Procop.

The 50-year-old discovered she is a distant relative of French monarch King Louis XIV on genealogy TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and her royal lineage is infused in the new offerings.

“I found out that my family history goes back to Louis XIV and it was those classic designs that [we] kept going back to,” she explained to WWD, noting her partner Robert has served as a huge source of inspiration for three decades. “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.”

The Legacy Brooke collection is comprised of limited-edition pieces featuring topaz, sugarloaf cabochon amethyst, peridot and white diamonds coupled with rose and white gold latticework settings. In addition to these impressive accessories, there are a few one-of-a-kind items in which emeralds are the centrepiece.

Robert is known for working with rubies and sapphires primarily, but he decided to utilise Brooke’s favourite stones for this particular project.

Each piece in the Legacy Brooke range retails from $5,000 to $300,000 and the items will be sold at Saks Fifth Avenue in addition to a number of independent jewellery stores across America.

Proceeds from the Legacy Brooke line will benefit a number of charities including House of Ruth, a facility that aids domestic violence victims.

Procop has worked with actress Angelina, who is also Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the past, as the pair co-created a line of jewellery called Style By Jolie. Earnings from Style By Jolie benefit the star’s foundation the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which developed and opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan.

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