The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond given to her by Richard Burton in 1968 is a 33.29 carat Asscher-cut ring. She wore it nearly every day.

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond given to her by Richard Burton in 1968 is a 33.29 carat Asscher-cut ring. She wore it nearly every day.

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.

Elizabeth Taylor's Van Cleef and Arpels ring from a 1974 set with a 32.14 ct. Cognac-colored diamond

Elizabeth Taylor's Van Cleef and Arpels ring from a 1974 set with a 32.14 ct. Cognac-colored diamond

Van Cleef & Arpels Kunzite, Amethyst and Diamond "Triphanes" earrings from Christie's sale of Elizabeth Taylor's jewels via InStyle.comvia InStyle.com

Van Cleef & Arpels Kunzite, Amethyst and Diamond "Triphanes" earrings from Christie's sale of Elizabeth Taylor's jewels via InStyle.comvia InStyle.com

A PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS. Cartier, circa 1991.  Formerly owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Christie's.

A PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS. Cartier, circa 1991. Formerly owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Christie's.

Elizabeth Taylor - simply exquisite timeless style. She was a brand, everyone knew her for her products, she was an icon in fashion, film and art. Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive dark blue eyes.

Elizabeth Taylor - simply exquisite timeless style. She was a brand, everyone knew her for her products, she was an icon in fashion, film and art. Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive dark blue eyes.

Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari necklace was a gift from Richard Burton on their wedding day in 1964. The necklace is set with a graduated series of 16 rectangular cut and square cut emeralds.

Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari necklace was a gift from Richard Burton on their wedding day in 1964. The necklace is set with a graduated series of 16 rectangular cut and square cut emeralds.

"These always brought me luck" - I'm not sure if these are indeed from the White Diamonds commercials, but I love them.

"These always brought me luck" - I'm not sure if these are indeed from the White Diamonds commercials, but I love them.

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