Melania Trumps Engagement Ring: It Pays to Marry a Billionaire

Melania Trumps engagement ring: What kind of ring do you get when you marry one of America’s richest bachelors? A nice one that’s for sure! Former model Melania Knauss was bestowed with a 12-carat emerald cut engagement ring said to cost just under a million dollars. The couple met at a fashion event in 1999 and Donald proposed six years later in 2005.

The stunning bride wore a Christian Dior gown with a 13 foot train, weighing in at 50 pounds. The whole ensemble was said to cost close to a quarter of a million dollars. The beautiful gown graced the February 2005 cover of Vogue magazine. For the reception, Melania changed into a much lighter gown designed by Vera Wang.

The bride-groom party involved quite a few family members. Donald’s sons served as the best men while Melania’s sister was the maid of honor. In true Trump form, everything about the wedding reception was done to the extreme. I only wish I was invited. The ceremony took place at the Bethesda-by-the-sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida and the reception was held in the ballroom at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. A 36 piece Orchestra played tunes for the guests. Check this out…the cake weighed 300 pounds, had 7 tiers, and stood 5 feet tall. I wonder if Donald and Melania saved any of the cake to eat on their first anniversary…I’m pretty sure they had plenty of leftovers. Even the invitations the wedding were extravagant…. Gold-scripted by Tiffany and Company engagement rings

As expected, the event was attended by a ton of super-famous actors, politicians, athletes, musicians, etc. and read like a list of “who’s, who.” Just to name a few: Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Katie Couric, Rudolph Giuliani, Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Hillary Clinton, and the list goes on and on. The couple recently had a beautiful baby boy together in 2006. Given Donald’s marital track record (former flames including Ivana Zelnicek: married between 1977-1992; and Marla Maples: married between 1993-1999), and the couple’s significant age difference of about 25 years, I will keep my fingers crossed that they endure the test of time.

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