Elizabeth Taylor - jewelry
Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor - AN ANTIQUE NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, CIRCA 1860. Of garland design, suspending old mine-cut diamond swags, gathered by old mine-cut diamond and natural pearl intersections, suspending articulated natural pearls with rose-cut diamond caps, mounted in silver and gold. Gift from Richard Burton, London, 1968.
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.
"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," from her estate, a 33.19-carat diamond estimated at roughly $3 million, is shown in this photograph at Christie's in New York City Sept. 1, 2011. Taylor was known for her legendary jewelry collection and about two dozen of her most memorable pieces are at Christie's auction house, which will sell her complete jewelry collection in New York Dec. 13-14, 2011.