In a statement released late Friday, Zales said that it had received the order from the Trump administration for $4,7 million worth of jewelry from the brand in honor of the First Lady’s “Celebrity Leadership Award.”
Melania Trump will receive the award, which honors her with an award for leadership in public service, on Jan. 10, 2018, Zals said.
The purchase comes as the first couple prepares to leave Washington, D.C., for the final time for a few months before they leave the White House.
Melania Trump is leaving the White Street mansion and her residence on Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue in New York City, as well as her Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for a two-week vacation in the resort town of Palm Beach, Fla.
She will then return to Washington for a week-long trip to a wedding celebration in New Jersey and a Christmas gathering in Palm Beach.
Melania Trump will be in Washington for the inauguration on Jan, 20, 2018.
She will also visit the White’s House, where she will attend a ceremony to celebrate the inauguration.
Trump’s new line of jewelry, including some gold and platinum, was priced at $9,750.
The price is up from $6,750 that Zales was quoted for the first wave of Melania Trump jewelry, which included a set of earrings with gold-colored diamonds.
The jewelry is priced at about $7,500, which is higher than the original estimate of $5,700, according to Zales.
In a statement to Politico, Zale said the new items were inspired by the “strongly held belief that the First Family should be held to high standards and that the American people expect the President and First Lady to live the life of integrity and respect for each other and the nation.”
It is an honor to partner with Zales, the statement added.
Melanin and Barron Trump attend the U.S. President-elect’s swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Jan 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.AP