See a new, close-up picture of Angelina Jolie's mysterious gold ring in Australia Credit: AKM-GSI

Keep 'em guessing! Angelina Jolie continued to fuel speculation about her marital status on Wednesday, Oct. 2, when she stepped out in Australia still wearing the mysterious gold band spotted on her ring finger earlier this week.

The Unbroken director, 38 -- clad in her usual head-to-toe black -- was all smiles as she returned from Kangaroo Island, where she and her crew were scouting locations for their upcoming World War II drama. She carried a black straw hat and a black bag, but her most striking accessory was the simple second ring on her left hand. 

Engaged since the spring of 2012, Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt have been mum on wedding details but have hinted that they'd tie the knot sooner rather than later. "The time is nigh," the 48-year-old World War Z actor said in November. "It's soon. I got a good feeling about it."

Of course, this is not the first time that the globe-trotting couple -- parents to kids Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne, and Knox -- have sparked rumors of a secret wedding. In March, Jolie was spotted wearing a different gold band on her left ring finger, but she denied at the time that it was a wedding band.

In any case, there's no question that the couple are committed to each other and to their family. "This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he's met Angelina," pal Frank Pollaro told Esquire in May. "He's crazy about her, and she's the same way about him."

"No matter how hard he's working, if one of those kids runs by the window, he'll get out of his chair and give them a kiss," Pollaro added. "And I don't think I've ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms."