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Angelina Jolie Makes First Red Carpet Appearance in Nearly a Year … and With a New Ring on Her Finger?

Angelina ... and the ring. (Getty Images (inset)/Splash News)

While Jennifer Lopez was “Jolie-ing” at the Grammys, the originator of that pose was grabbing her own attention.

Angelina Jolie attended the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards in Hollywood on Sunday night – her first time on a red carpet in nearly a year – but the buzz was not over her gorgeous face … it was focused on her left hand.

And the question that everyone wanted answered was -- What was on her ring finger? Although Brad Pitt proposed with a 16-carat $500,000 diamond last April, the jewelry decorating her hand at the ASC ceremony – her first red carpet event since March 8, 2012 – looked somewhat like a band at first glance.

But after a better look, Jolie, 37, was indeed wearing the bauble her beau designed especially for her.

She was also dressed pretty conservatively for the woman who gave us all that leg at last year's Oscars. For the ASC event, where she presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dean Semler (the director of photography on her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey"), Jolie was very demure in a long-sleeved cashmere wool cocktail dress designed by Atelier Versace and a simple ponytail.

So, when are Pitt and Jolie going to walk down the aisle? It’s been nearly a year since he put a ring on it, and it still seems like there are no wedding plans on the horizon.

Jolie debuted her ring while at LACMA with Pitt and son Pax last April. (LACMA)

Back in November, the 49-year-old told People magazine, "I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come. The time is nigh. It's soon. I got a good feeling about it. We've had a family, we've raised the kids. I am surprised how much [marriage] meant to me once you had that."

But how soon is “soon”? Grazia reported last month that the couple is eyeing a late May/early June wedding date at their French chateau, to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival. “Their renovations are due to finish any day now and builders have been
working around the clock to complete it in time,” a source told the magazine. “Plus all of Brad and Angelina’s closest friends in the industry will be in town for Cannes.”

That timeframe echoes what astrologer Susan Miller predicted to omg! back in December. “They will be in the news in April, and May even more,” she said at the time, after looking at Pitt’s birth chart. “Something’s going on here. Are they getting married? She’s a Gemini,
and 80 percent of brides marry within six weeks of their birthday [Jolie’s is June 4]. She’s getting married in June. And it will be perfect!”