Trump Lied About How Much He Paid for Melania's 10-carat Diamond Engagement Ring

Donald Trump lied about the $1million discount he received for a 10-carat Graff Diamonds engagement ring bought for Melania in 2005, reports state.

  • Graff Diamonds' chairman, Laurence Graff, revealed that Trump's admission to the New York Times in 2005 that he got a $1million discount, was a lie
  • In an email from his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, on January 26, Graff explained that it was 'a pleasure to do business with' Trump
  • But he asserted that Trump got 'no favours' when he bought the D-flawless cut 10-carat diamond
  • A third source familiar with the transaction said that Trump was lying about the purchase and that he paid in full
  • Melania and President Trump married in 2005 and Trump bought the now First Lady a 10-year anniversary ring from Graff 

Graff Diamonds' chairman, Laurence Graff, claims Trump's admission to the New York Times was a lie.

Graff asserted - in an email sent from his home in Gstaad, Switzerland, on January 26 - that while it was 'a pleasure to do business with' Trump, he was given 'no favours' when he bought the D-flawless cut 10-carat diamond.  

GraffDiamonds' chairman, Laurence Graff (right), revealed that Trump's admission to the New York Times in 2005 that he got a $1million discount was a lie

Graff Diamonds' chairman, Laurence Graff (right), revealed that Trump's admission to the New York Times in 2005 that he got a $1million discount was a lie

Graffasserted - in an email dated January 26 from his home in Gstaad, Switzerland - that while it was 'a pleasure to do business with' Trump, he was given 'no favours' when he bought the D-flawless cut 10-carat diamond for his engagement to Melania in 2005

Graffasserted - in an email dated January 26 from his home in Gstaad, Switzerland - that while it was 'a pleasure to do business with' Trump, he was given 'no favours' when he bought the D-flawless cut 10-carat diamond for his engagement to Melania in 2005

Graff asserted - in an email dated January 26 from his home in Gstaad, Switzerland - that while it was 'a pleasure to do business with' Trump, he was given 'no favours' when he bought the D-flawless cut 10-carat diamond for his engagement to Melania in 2005

The London-based company was said to have received increased publicity as a result of the discount Trump received, the Times reported.  

'Only a fool would say, "No thank you, I want to pay a million dollars more for a diamond,''' proudly boasted Trump in the 2005 interview.

'We don't sell items for publicity value,' explained Graff CFO Nicholas Paine to Forbes

Athird source familiar with the transaction said that Trump was lying about the purchase and that he paid in full

A third source familiar with the transaction said that Trump was lying about the purchase and that he paid in full

 

'Only a fool would say, "No thank you, I want to pay a million dollars more for a diamond,''' proudly boasted Trump in the 2005 interview with the New York Times

While Graff and Paine refused to disclose a price to Forbes, the Times had reported that the ring was retailed for $1.5million.

'He paid for [the ring] in full, and he paid immediately,' said a third source, with direct knowledge of the transaction, to Forbes. They further asserted that Trump did indeed lie about the deal.

Trump purchased - in full - a second Graff diamond for Melania in celebration of their 10 year anniversary in 2015. 

Melania famously posed with the large 25-carat ring for her official White House photos. 

It is reported to be worth $3million.  

Trumppurchased - in full - a second Graff diamond for Melania in celebration of their 10 year anniversary in 2015

Trump purchased - in full - a second Graff diamond for Melania in celebration of their 10 year anniversary in 2015

Melaniafamously posed with the large 25-carat ring for her official White House photos

Melania famously posed with the large 25-carat ring for her official White House photos

Source: dailymail

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