Damiani Sued by Pitt, Aniston

Newlyweds Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have filed a $50 million lawsuit, claiming an Italian jewelry designer breached an agreement never to replicate their wedding rings.

Attorney John H. Lavely Jr. filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, claiming that Silvia Damiani and Damiani International reproduced the rings and offered them for sale on the Internet and at jewelry stores in Palm Desert, Calif., and Las Vegas.

A statement from Damiani said the company is “absolutely confident that, once the facts in this case are known, it will prevail and be vindicated in this matter.”

The actors’ bands were made in white gold. Ten diamonds join Pitt’s ring, which is engraved with the words “Jen 2000.” Aniston’s ring has 20 diamonds and is engraved with “Brad 2000.” Pictures of their rings are on various Web sites, but not as advertisements.