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August 03, 2011

Online: The Story Behind Ivanka Trump and Wendi Deng Murdoch's Diamond Friendship Bracelets

By Jessica Flint | Shopping


Leave it to New York titans Ivanka Trump and Wendi Deng Murdoch to one-up the tradition of girlfriends giving each other knotted embroidery-floss friendship bracelets: The pair collaborated on designing a set of $1,100 Ivanka Trump diamond-encrusted resin friendship cuffs to celebrate the release of the new Murdoch-produced film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The movie is a tale of enduring female friendship. "For months there were emails and sketches going back and forth between us," says Trump of the friends' design process. "We really wanted to create something special and unique that we both would wear to symbolize the connection and bond between close friends, and someday pass down to our own daughters." Trump and Murdoch got to know each other years ago when they were both living at Trump Park Avenue. "I adored Wendi from the first time that I met her," says Trump. "Wendi is an inspiration to me as I now contemplate the kind of mother that I want to be … Her support and loyalty to those who are close to her is unflinching." $1,100 for a pair of bracelets, or $650 each; ivankatrumpcollection.com

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The limited-edition Snow Flower and the Secret Fan resin and diamond cuffs. Photo courtesy of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry