Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry: As Rare As Her


Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry

“He was holding a red leather box, and inside was a ruby-and-diamond bib necklace, which glittered in the warm light…”

The list of adjectives fall short when it comes to describing Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor jewelry. She has all of style, charisma, glamour and appeal you can possibly expect in a Hollywood heroine. Possibly one reason why her star-studded personality would go down in the annals of history as Elizabeth Taylor jewelry.

One of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most bankable stars, whose taste for exquisite jewelry was not only admirable, but iconic. You can say she was ahead of time, which is why the tag Elizabeth Taylor diamond goes perfect.

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You would love to know that Christie’s New York auctioned the Elizabeth Taylor jewelry which was worth $137 Million. Would you be able to sleep on hearing this?

Elizabeth Taylor’s Love For Antique Jewelry

Let’s check out Elizabeth Taylor jewelry which is truly hallmark, timeless and hardly finds any comparison with contemporaries of past and present.

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The Taj Mahal Diamond Necklace

This glamorous necklace of Indian origin is as historical as the monument itself. It was in 1627, that this vintage jewelry heart-shaped diamond was presented by the Mogul Emperor of India to his son Shah Jahan, who in turn gifted it to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal.

In 1972, Richard Burton bought this Gold and Ruby Chain by Cartier at an auction for £350,000 and presented it to Elizabeth on her 40th birthday. She in turn replaced the silk cord of the necklace with another one made of rubies and diamonds. When this Taj Mahal necklace was auctioned at Christie’s, it fetched a whopping $8.8 Million. Now you know, the level of diamond jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor.

Elizabeth Taylor Vintage Jewelry
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The Krupp Diamond

Seen as the most flawless diamonds of its time, Richard Burton presented a 33.19 carats Harry Winston diamond ring to Elizabeth Taylor which originally belonged to Vera Krupp. Richard won this ring in a bidding war for a good 305,000 pounds. Such was her love for the diamond rock that Elizabeth wore it almost every day. This diamond was rechristened as ‘The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond’.

Elizabeth Taylor Diamond Jewelry
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The Taylor-Burton Diamond

Richard Burton bought the most famous gemstone for his wife Elizabeth Taylor which was a pear-shaped diamond weighing 69.42 carat. Cartier was then roped in to design a necklace out of it.

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Richard Burton Ruby And Diamond Ring

This diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels weighed 8.24 carat and was a Christmas gift to Elizabeth Taylor from none other than Richard Burton.

Elizabeth Taylor Diamond
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The Mike Todd Diamond Tiara

Taylor’s third husband, Mike Todd, gave her antique jewelry in the form of this tiara in the year 1957 and said: “You’re my queen, and I think you should have a tiara”.

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Taylor replied by saying “It was the most perfect night, because Mike’s film ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ won for Best Picture. It wasn’t fashionable to wear tiaras then, but I wore it anyway, because he was my king.”

Elizabeth Taylor Crown
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The Cartier Ruby Suite

In 1957 again, Todd gifted Elizabeth Taylor with a Cartier diamond-and-ruby set. What was the time of gifting – when she was swimming.

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The Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Diamonds might be her first love, but what brought gleam to Taylor’s eyes is antique jewelry. Now take a look at these shoulder-dusting antique chandelier earrings. Taylor wore them first in 1959 and four decades later at the Academy Awards in 1992.

Elizabeth Taylor Emerald Necklace
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The Legendary Pearl – La Peregrina

This pearl, ruby and diamond necklace had a 203-grain pear-shaped pearl which was a gift from Richard Burton. It was designed by Elizabeth Taylor in partnership with Al Durante of Cartier, though it was the property of both Anne Boleyn and Queen Mary Tudor of England in the past.

Elizabeth Taylor pearl necklace
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The Granny Suite Necklace

In order to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild at the young age of 39, Richard Burton gifted Elizabeth Taylor a lion-themed necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Elizabeth Taylor diamond necklace
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JAR Sapphire Ear Clips

This diamond and multi-colored sapphire “Ball” Ear Clips by JAR was bought in Paris in December 2001. They were custom designed by jewelry designer Joel Arthur Rosenthal (known by his initials JAR).

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Charm Bracelet

This gold bracelet having 20 charms has Elizabeth’s name inscribed on it. It also has a gold sphere locket which opens up to show four medallions – each one carrying the name and birth dates of her four children.

Elizabeth Taylor bracelet
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Burton Wedding Bands

Diamond wedding bands were gifted to Liz by Burton at the time of their marriages.

Elizabeth Taylor wedding bands
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Ping Pong Diamond Rings

This set of three diamond rings was gifted by Burton to Elizabeth in 1970 for having won a game of ping-pong.

Elizabeth Taylor diamond rings set
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Hope you got absolutely mesmerised by Elizabeth Taylor jewelry. Let us know the pieces in her diamond jewelry collection you wish you could own.


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