“You never really own a diamond,” she says of the rocks in a vintage pair of earrings. “You just get to keep it for a while before it begins a new journey with someone else.” Of a pair of drop-style earrings: “I love how easy pearls are to wear with anything and everything.”
And there are stories about how she came to acquire some of the jewels, many of which were gifts from her fiance, a former Goldman Sachs exec. “These small Asscher cut studs were a Valentine’s gift a few years ago,” she says of a pair of icy earrings. “We took our dogs to a little ranch hotel in California for the weekend. The earrings always remind me of that trip.”
And wait, is this a plug for her upcoming movie? “My character in ‘Serial Daters Anonymous’ wears it through most of the film,”she says of a diamond pendant necklace.
Perhaps the pearl-clutching (sorry) over such wealth-flaunting by public officials is outdated. After all, this is the Trump administration, where diamonds can be a third wife’s best friend.