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The Jewelry Insider

July 28, 2009

This weekend, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) feted the fairer sex of their industry, and the glittering event brought out the bling in full force.

Among the shimmering crowd at Chelsea Piers in New York was a glowing Ivanka Trump – CEO of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry – who wore basic black and diamonds galore. Included in the ice was her new engagement ring from fiance, Jared Kushner, that’s rumored to be a 5-carat stunner from her own jewelry collection. I’m also digging her diamond tassle necklace – an emerging silhouette that may just be fall’s biggest trend. Stay tuned.

Another fashion superstar in diamonds last night was Diane von Furstenberg, who was honored with the WJA Lifetime Achievment Award – it’s not hard to guess why. The Divine Miss D has been a presence in the jewelry industry for decades, most recently teaming up with luxury jeweler, H. Stern, for a line of talisman jewels.


Noticeably absent from the event were ‘celebrity jewelry’ faces that have been putting their mugs on jewelry lines for a chance at fashion fame – and fortune.

Looks like the WJA knows how to single out the real women who know both business and baubles. Bravo!