JCK 5: Ice Queen Elizabeth Taylor

Five iconic jewels owned by Dame Elizabeth Taylor that we’d like to see at Christie’s upcoming sale of her historic collection:1. Taylor-Burton Diamond Every queen needs her crown jewel, and this 69.42 ct. pear-shape diamond, purchased by fifth husband Richard Burton at auction in 1969 for more than $1 million, was Taylor’s.2. La Peregrina Pearl Discovered in the Gulf of Panama, this historic natural pearl passed through numerous royal houses before Burton paid $37,000 for it in 1969. 3. Krupp Diamond The 33.19 ct. rock from Harry Winston already had provenance to spare when Burton bought it for Taylor in 1968 for $305,000. 4. Bulgari emeralds The Roman jeweler was a favorite of Burton’s. He bought Taylor a traffic-stopping diamond and emerald necklace in 1962 while shooting Cleopatra.5. Cartier rubies A gift from third husband Mike Todd, the 1957 Cartier suite, including a ruby

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