Back in 2005, Donald boldly told The New York Times that Graff Diamonds gave him $1 million off Melania's rock — talk about a discount! "Only a fool would say, 'No thank you, I want to pay a million dollars more for a diamond,'" Donald boasted at the time.
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But now, after all this time, Graff Diamonds billionaire chairman Laurence Graff is saying no such favors were given even though Donald was “a pleasure to do business with.” Graff CFO Nicholas Paine also revealed to Forbes, “We don’t sell items for publicity value."
Another source told the outlet that the POTUS lied to the NYT at the time. "He paid for [the ring] in full, and he paid immediately," the insider shared. While they refused to disclose the retail price, NYT reported that it was a whopping $1.5 million. Woah!
But let's be real, regardless of what he paid, it's a lot of money. And the ring shows it. Melania sports a D flawless 10-carat stone. The ring is huge, square-shaped, and is set on what looks like a plain white gold band. There's no denying that it's beautiful.
And that's not the only fancy piece of bling Melania owns! For the couple's 10-year wedding anniversary in 2014, Donald treated his lady to a $3 million, $25-carat diamond. He allegedly paid for that ring in full. However, Melania, 47, was later criticized for wearing it in her official White House portrait. "And Melania's official portrait is out. All the airbrushing could almost make you ignore the $3 million ring," one fan wrote. Another added, "How many hungry people could your diamond ring feed?" Awkward...