BRAD AND JEN TO WED

HE’S MET WITH JEN­NIFER’S FAVOURITE JEW­ELLERY DE­SIGNER TO TALK RINGS

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Brad Pitt is ready to pop the ques­tion and make things of­fi­cial with Jen­nifer Anis­ton. A source close to the ac­tor has told New Idea that af­ter he was spot­ted flirt­ing with co-star Mar­garet Qual­ley, he and Jen­nifer laid their cards on the ta­ble and agreed to make their re­la­tion­ship a pri­or­ity. While his di­vorce from An­gelina Jolie is still in the works, Brad’s de­cided to show his com­mit­ment by pick­ing out the per­fect ring with the help of top jew­ellery de­signer and good friend Sat Hari.

“Jen­nifer and Brad had a com­mit­ment cer­e­mony when they first rekin­dled their ro­mance af­ter his split from An­gelina, but in re­cent months there’s been a lit­tle ten­sion from his par­ty­ing and flirt­ing with women on set and he’s des­per­ate to make Jen­nifer re­alise she’s the only woman for him,” says the in­sider.

Brad, 54, who has al­ways had a keen eye for de­sign – and helped cre­ate en­gage­ment rings for past part­ners in­clud­ing Gwyneth Pal­trow, An­gelina and Jen­nifer – has been un­able to find the per­fect ring. So he turned to one of Jen’s favourite jew­ellery de­sign­ers, his close friend Sat Hari, to cre­ate some­thing unique.

“Any­one can buy an ex­pen­sive di­a­mond, but Brad re­ally wanted to give Jen a ring that had mean­ing, that wasn’t run of the mill. Brad knows how much Jen­nifer loves Sat, who’s highly re­garded in Hol­ly­wood cir­cles, and knew that she would be re­ally dis­creet, so it was an easy choice,” adds the source.

A for­mer spir­i­tual healer who was ed­u­cated in In­dia, Sat once toured with the Red Hot Chili Pep­pers. Since mov­ing into jew­ellery de­sign, she’s be­come one of the most pop­u­lar de­sign­ers in Hol­ly­wood with her cre­ations worn by stars in­clud­ing Emma Wat­son, Courteney Cox and Ju­lia Roberts.

At the end of Septem­ber, Brad and Sat met up at a pri­vate con­cert head­lined by the Chili Pep­pers at the Sil­ver­lake Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic to dis­cuss their plan to cre­ate a spe­cial, one-off de­sign.

“He’s not go­ing to make the

mis­take of let­ting Jen­nifer go again, so he’s com­mit­ted to work­ing with Sat to make a ring she can’t say no to – a ring that will make Jen his wife again,” adds the in­sider. “They’ve met up a few times and had din­ner re­cently to dis­cuss the ring.”

It’s likely Sat’s de­sign will be more in keep­ing with Jen­nifer’s laid-back style than the ex­trav­a­gant $500,000 spi­ral­style en­gage­ment ring Brad gave her in 1999, or even the 8-carat cush­ion-cut soli­taire Justin chose for their 2015 en­gage­ment. At the time, Jen­nifer even ad­mit­ted she pre­ferred sim­pler jew­ellery, telling The New York Times, “I’m not a di­a­mond girl. I’m more In­dian jew­ellery and stuff ”.

It’s likely they’ll choose an equally low-key wed­ding, es­pe­cially given the scan­dal cur­rently sur­round­ing Jen and Justin’s star-stud­ded 2015 Bora Bora hon­ey­moon. It was marked by the mys­te­ri­ous death of pro­ducer Joel Sil­ver’s as­sis­tant Carmel Mus­grove, and last week Jen­nifer’s spokesper­son de­nied re­ports she could be called as a wit­ness in a wrong­ful death case.

Brad, mean­while, ap­pears to be us­ing Sat – whose off-theshelf cre­ations are rea­son­able by Hol­ly­wood stan­dards, with the most ex­pen­sive ring on her web­site sell­ing for $US5000 – as a sound­ing board. “He’s found Sat to be a re­ally good friend through all this, and given that she un­der­stands Jen re­ally well, she has been able to of­fer some re­ally great re­la­tion­ship ad­vice.”

Jen ac­cepted an en­gage­ment ring from Brad once be­fore, but this time he is anx­ious to get every de­tail right to cre­ate the per­fect ring for her.

BRAD’S GET­TING READY TO PUT A RING ON IT – AGAIN!

Brad and Sat swapped sto­ries – and jew­ellery ideas – at the char­ity con­cert and art auc­tion, which fea­tured shows by the Red Hot Chili Pep­pers and k.d. Lang.

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