Ivanka Trump's Diamond Philosophy: "The Bigger the Better"

10/02/2009 at 04:01 PM ET

Courtesy InStyle by Douglas Friedman

What girl doesn’t love diamonds? For jewelry designer and heiress Ivanka Trump, her love affair with the gems started early. “The first important piece of jewelry I ever got was a diamond necklace my mom gave me from her collection when I turned 21,” Ivanka tells InStyle in their October issue. “Part of our bonding as I grew up was watching her accessorize for a night out.” So the decision to design jewelry was a natural one, says Ivanka: “Clothing has less of an immediate appeal to me. Jewelry is more than an accessory. In fact, a dress is an accessory to the jewelry,” she continues. This philosophy is evident in the way the diamond designer keeps her clothing classic and conservative. “I’m not afraid to be over-the-top with jewels. As far as diamonds go, the bigger the better,” she says. And though she likes her diamonds big — fiance Jared Kushner proposed to her with a 5-carat stunner he designed himself– Ivanka cautions against accessorizing with too many jewels at once. “I also don’t believe that layering creates the look. It’s not about how many jewels you can wear at once.” Get more tips on accessorizing with diamonds from Ivanka as well as a glimpse into her personal collection of baubles in the October issue of InStyle– on newsstands now.

CLICK HERE TO SEE INSTYLE’S OCTOBER COVER WITH DREW BARRYMORE

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Marie on

Drew was definitely over-air-brushed for that cover… her arm is waaay too skinny to block out her entire side/back area. They should have picked one or the other, leave a natural-looking arm or give her a back, but to do neither looks really unnatural.

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drew looks great,alittle over airbrushed but who isnt these days.her hair is looking great go girl……

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Donna on

The bigger the diamond the better! I agree with Ivanka!

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