Motherhood and jewelry design are two things that Ivanka Trump has recently added to her already impressive resume. The daughter of business mogul Donald Trump, she is constantly on the go, appearing on "The Apprentice" and working at The Trump Organization, among other things. In honor of Mother's Day, we talked with Trump via e-mail about her jewelry collection, which you can find at Diamond Cellar, and how she likes being a mom to her almost-one-year-old, Arabella. –Heather Weekley
This is your first Mother's Day. How you do balance being a mother and a successful businesswoman?
It has definitely been a balancing act! I generally wake up, feed Arabella, exercise and read through a copious amount of newspapers. I arrive at the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m – my brothers and I are always the first ones in. My days are often filled with a large volume of meetings – everything from hotel design, to building management, to jewelry initiatives, to new deal and property developments, to marketing strategy, and certain months, filming for the Apprentice. I try to schedule some time between those meetings to go home to feed and spend time with Arabella. I live close to my office, so I usually go home several times a day.
What's the most rewarding part of being a mother?
The most rewarding part of being a mother is watching Arabella grow and experience different things every day; it is also the hardest part though!
Now let's talk jewelry - What are three pieces that every woman should have in her collection?
1. A fabulous cocktail ring. I love the architecturally unique south sea pearl with black enamel work ring from my Lace Collection. It is truly a work of art!
2. A delicate diamond bangle. I love stacking timeless thin black or white diamond bangles from my collection.
3. An effortless everyday necklace, I love the rose gold and mother of pearl necklace from my collection. Worn long or doubled it is an easy, chic everyday piece.
What can the right accessories bring to a look?
The perfect accessories will always instantly update a look. A great pair of earrings like my Medium Signature Oval Earrings, a necklace and fabulous shoes is a great way to effortlessly make a statement. Also, every mom on the go should have a great pair of flats to run around in!
What pieces from your collection are the perfect gifts for Mom?
Wearable items that are modern, yet timeless and classic, are always a great gift idea. A fabulous cocktail ring, such as the Rose Gold Cocktail Ring with Rock Crystal and Diamonds is a perfect way to transition from day to night. I love the femininity, warmth, and elegance of Rose gold, which is what inspired me to use it when designing the new pieces from the Octagonal and Bow collections.