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
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.
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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.