July 18th, 2007

The engagement ring of Donald Trump Jr’s bride Vanessa Haydon

vanessa haydon flashing engagement ringI’ve been reading up on The Donald’s son and his proposal to Vanessa Haydon. It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The whole family are promoters. Jr. cut a deal with Bailey Banks & Biddle to propose to his bride in front of the store at the Short Hills Mall in NJ.

Here’s an excerpt from New York Magazine:

Donald Jr. is truly his father’s son. A few weeks ago, I woke up and was shocked to find the younger Trump’s mug in the place where both his parents have reigned for so long: the tabloids. He was taking a beating for being “tacky,” a “cheapskate,” and “taste-deprived” after he proposed to his girlfriend, Vanessa Haydon, described as a “sometime model and aspiring actress” (which, of course, sounds an awful lot like the type of girl for whom his father has gone weak in the knees). It wasn’t the proposal that raised eyebrows; it was the fact that he popped the question in the presence of reporters and photographers at Bailey Banks & Biddle in the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey. Classy, no? The assumption was that he got the $100,000, four-carat ring on trade for turning what many would consider to be the most private of moments into a publicity stunt. The Donald couldn’t have orchestrated it better himself.

Now Donald told Larry King that he chided his son for the stunt, but then he pulled a similar move with an ostentatious ring to Melania that came from Graff, ostensibly for free, or almost free. That’s about a 1.5 million dollar discount. All he had to do was show the 13 carat masterpiece of a ring on The Apprentice and have Melania do a bit of modeling for them. (Modeling for Graff is to a woman, what applying suntan lotion to supermodels at the beach is to men.)

The ring is flanked with 15 “perfect” emerald cut diamonds. Separately, Graff supplied the engagement ring for Sr. as well, which we will discuss at another time.

In the meantime, Vanessa and Don Trump Jr. had a daughter named Kai Madison.

Picture of Don and Vanessa’s rings:

don vannesa rings

2 Responses to “The engagement ring of Donald Trump Jr’s bride Vanessa Haydon”

  1. karen says:

    are you the richest person on eath cause i want money how much money do you have altogether including your father

  2. lostboy1 says:

    Did someone forget to mention that he is a snitch?! I was kicked out of boarding school where I was attending on finacial aid because Jr. ratted on me for drinking at 16. Yes I broke a school rule, but expolsion for that?
    Im glad i never ended up like him.
    No money in the world would make me any happier!

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