Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor will bring her passion for jewelry to the public with the newly formed House of Taylor Jewelry. The collection will premiere to the trade at the JCK Show ~ Las Vegas 2005.
The actress and author of “My Love Affair with Jewelry,” partnered with Jack and Monty Abramov of Mirabelle Luxury Concepts, Los Angeles, and its subsidiary, Techline Jewelry Corp., to create the jewelry concept.
“I knew that I wanted to share my passion for jewelry with others so that they could truly enjoy the thrills and pure happiness that jewelry has brought to my life,” Taylor said. “Something wonderful is about to happen.”
Under the terms of the agreement, announced Tuesday, Jack Abramov will serve as president of House of Taylor. Monty Abramov will serve as vice president and design director. Taylor will consult on all brands distributed by House of Taylor Jewelry in addition to developing her signature collections for the firm. The Abramov brothers will acquire additional licenses to support the House of Taylor Jewelry endeavor.
Taylor has amassed one of the world’s foremost private collections of jewelry. By the time she was in her thirties, Elizabeth Taylor had already owned an outstanding set of Burmese rubies and diamonds from Cartier, an emerald and diamond suite from Bulgari and the 33.19-ct. Krupp diamond, a gift from Richard Burton. That ring was later eclipsed by a subsequent gift from Burton, when he bought a 69.42-ct. pear shaped diamond. Now named the Taylor-Burton Diamond, purchased from Cartier in 1969 for $1.1 million, it was originally fashioned from a 240.80-ct. rough diamond cut by Harry Winston. For her 40th birthday, Richard Burton presented Elizabeth Taylor with the Taj Mahal Diamond that has a history dating back to 1627. In 1969, Burton purchased the La Peregrina Pearl, which was originally discovered in the Gulf of Panama in the early 1500s, an heirloom passed through Spanish and English royal families.