One half of the Brangelina duo proved gold rings were still right on trend for the New Year as they took to the January cover of a leading fashion magazine.

Angelina Jolie took time out of her busy schedule to inspire women in search of online jewellery after gracing the front of next month’s Marie Claire wearing an unusual gold ring.

The 36-year-old got a full spread in the publication in a unique black and white photoshoot that is bound to tantalise her most devout followers.

In one snap, the beauty looks somewhat startled as she bites her bottom lip, posing in a svelte black suit and bare feet.

Looking more recognisable in another picture, the mother of six crouched down in a black dress as she grasped the lead of a video camera.

Although the star has few known projects on the horizon, she lent her voice to this year’s release of Kung Fu Panda 2, as well as appearing alongside Johnny Depp in 2010’s The Tourist.

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