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Julia Roberts lends a bejeweled hand to mark World AIDS Day

Duane Wells | November 29, 2007

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LOS ANGELES — A-list actress Julia Roberts has joined forces with her good friend, fashion powerhouse Giorgio Armani, to design a bracelet that will be sold to commemorate World AIDS Day. This marks the first time that the Italian designer has partnered with a celebrity to create a product.

The leather bracelet available in red and brown features a �Tree of Life� design and the initials J.R. inside, according to an Armani press release. The materials and colors were both chosen by Mr. Armani himself.

"Julia has helped to create a beautiful accessory... which will be a visible reminder of the part that we can all play in fighting AIDS in Africa," Armani said in a statement.

Armani, a long time AIDS activist has said that proceeds for the new item will go to (PRODUCT) RED, a business initiative started by U2 front man Bono and Bobby Shriver to help combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The well intentioned bracelet will sell for $175 for women and $195 for men, and will be available online starting on December 1st. The item will also be available in stores starting February 1st. – Gay Link Content

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