Ivanka Trump Reinvents the Friendship Bracelet

07/18/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Ivanka Trump Creates Friendship Bracelet
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Ivanka Trump thinks a good BFF is important, but enough with the old-school art of making friendship bracelets out of string — she wanted a more sophisticated model! So the new mom, who expanded her fashion empire with a fine jewelry collection in 2007, recently created a limited-edition bracelet inspired by Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, a new film that tells the story of two best friends. Trump collaborated with the movie’s producer, Wendi Deng Murdoch, to create a piece that symbolized the themes of friendship and sisterhood. “I was griped by the journey of Snow Flower and Lily from inception,” Trump said of her inspiration. “Wendi and I wanted to design a piece of jewelry that embodied the eternal bond between the two best friends.” The result was this art deco fan design, accented by diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold. Each bracelet, available in black resin with white diamonds or white pearl resin with black diamonds, is hand engraved with the Chinese character for friendship on the inside of the cuff. The pieces are available for $650 at Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry boutiques and at http://www.ivankatrumpcollection.com. Tell us: What do you think of Trump’s friendship bracelet? –Kim Peiffer


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