15/12/2011

Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Auction Broke World Records !!

AN EXPECTED RESULT !!


The sixteenth-century La Peregrina pearl, suspended from a Cartier necklace

Gold and ivory necklace - A gift from the estate of Edith Head

The Mike Todd diamond earrings

The Night of the Iguana diamond and multi-gem brooch by Tiffany & Co. 
A gift from Richard Burton for the premiere of The Night of the Iguana in 1964

Art Deco diamond and multi-gem bracelet 
Egyptian Revival design, c. 1925

Bulgari sapphire and diamond sautoir

The Taj Mahal Diamond  
A gift from Richard Burton for Taylor’s fortieth birthday in 1972

The Prince of Wales diamond brooch 
From the collection of the Duchess of Windsor, c. 1935

Charm bracelet with 20 assorted charms

The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond 
A gift from Richard Burton, 1968
 

Sold Items:

- The La Peregrina necklace, a diamond, ruby, and pearl rope with a sixteenth-century pear-shaped pearl pendant, thought to be one of the finest pearls in the world: $11,842,500.
 
- The Taj Mahal ruby and gold chain by Cartier: $8,818,500 (a new world record for an Indian jewel).
 
- The Prince of Wales brooch, formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor: $1,314,500.
 
- The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, a 33.29 carat Asscher-cut ring given to her by Richard Burton in 1968: $8,818,500.




Source: Vogue, TheCut.
 
 

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