Formerly known as The Krupp Diamond, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a rare D color (Type IIa) VS1 clarity diamond weighing 33.19 carats. The stone was a gift from Richard Burton, who purchased it in 1968 for $3,000.000. Christie's selling estimate is $300 000 000, but it is anticipated the diamond will sell for much more.

Formerly known as The Krupp Diamond, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a rare D color (Type IIa) VS1 clarity diamond weighing 33.19 carats. The stone was a gift from Richard Burton, who purchased it in 1968 for $3,000.000. Christie's selling estimate is $300 000 000, but it is anticipated the diamond will sell for much more.

Perhaps one of the most famous jewellery suits of all time: the Bulgari Seven Wonders emerald necklace, with the matching diamond and emerald earrings and a Bvlgari emerald ring thrown in for good measure. Worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Vitti to name just a few celebrities. Discover the fashion history of the most iconic and classic of jewellery brands to date: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/bulgari-history-of-style-celebrities-iconic-design/ #jewelry

Bulgari: a history of style

Perhaps one of the most famous jewellery suits of all time: the Bulgari Seven Wonders emerald necklace, with the matching diamond and emerald earrings and a Bvlgari emerald ring thrown in for good measure. Worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Vitti to name just a few celebrities. Discover the fashion history of the most iconic and classic of jewellery brands to date: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/bulgari-history-of-style-celebrities-iconic-design/ #jewelry

Elizabeth Taylor (and what looks like the Krupp diamond) photographed by Herb Ritts in Malibu, 1991.

Elizabeth Taylor (and what looks like the Krupp diamond) photographed by Herb Ritts in Malibu, 1991.

The Taylor-Burton 69.42 carat diamond in it's original setting, before it was converted into a necklace by Cartier.

The Taylor-Burton 69.42 carat diamond in it's original setting, before it was converted into a necklace by Cartier.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969
Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

Jeweler George Pragnell has created a stunning infographic featuring the most iconic engagement rings through time, from Kate Middleton to Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.

The dazzling history of the world's most iconic engagement rings

Jeweler George Pragnell has created a stunning infographic featuring the most iconic engagement rings through time, from Kate Middleton to Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.

Elizabeth Taylor. The Krupp Diamond, a gift to Elizabeth Taylor from Richard Burton. "You can't cry on a diamond's shoulder, and diamonds won't keep you warm at night, but they're sure fun when the sun shines" ~ Elizabeth Taylor,1969.

Elizabeth Taylor. The Krupp Diamond, a gift to Elizabeth Taylor from Richard Burton. "You can't cry on a diamond's shoulder, and diamonds won't keep you warm at night, but they're sure fun when the sun shines" ~ Elizabeth Taylor,1969.

Elizabeth Taylor looking glamorous in the brooch and earrings from her Bulgari…

Elizabeth Taylor looking glamorous in the brooch and earrings from her Bulgari…

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