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TheTaylor-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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Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor several stunning jewels for her 40th birthday. One of the masterpieces among them was this Bulgari sapphire and diamond pendant. The stunning jewel is over 29 inches long. The sugarloaf cabochon at the center of the design is 52.72 carats.

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Mystery Set Ruby Diamond Bracelet

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Lessons in chic #362: How to Wear a Brooch Without Looking Dowdy

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Elizabeth Taylor ~ Diamond and Gold Lion Choker Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. A gift from Richard Burton.

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From Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection, now being auctioned at Christie's. OMG, I love that closure detail.

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Cartier Ruby and Diamond Bracelet - Elizabeth Taylor

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Edith Head typically wore her famous necklace of antique ivory theater tickets. The late Elizabeth Taylor loved the necklace so much that Edie bequeathed it to her at her death.

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Elizabeth Taylor wearing a Bulgari necklace & earrings, c. 1960's.

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