Elizabeth Taylor was honored as the hottest Hollywood actress and the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the Academy Award-winning actress in 1961 and 1967. Her love and eight marriages often are talked by people. It seems that pure love involved with money has gotten vulgar since antiquity, but it didn’t happened to Elizabeth Taylor. She had had the world-recognized gorgeous jewelry collection so far. Only the real beautiful woman makes jewelry brilliant, not be a slave of jewelry. Taylor not only loved jewelry but also had a further research on crafts, quality, rareness and historical value. Although she know more about jewelry, she never planed to collect which kind of jewelry. Her jewelry collection came from her (ex-)husbands or close friends, full of special meaning. She is the “Cleopatra” in people’s mind, and her marriage, screen images or life choices always cause people’s attention. As her death, treasure and jewelry she once owned are legendary stories.
Cartier Diamond and Ruby Jewelry Set
On 2nd of February, 1957, Elizabeth Taylor married her third husband Mike Todd, a Hollywood producer who is 25 years older than her. In order to celebrate their daughter’s birth, Mike Todd gave three Cartier boxes filled with a Cartier Diamond and Ruby necklace, earrings and a bracelet to Taylor in August of this year. At that time, Taylor was swimming in her house in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France. Without a mirror, she saw beautiful and shiny necklace, earrings and bracelet in the water, excited. The happy marriage stopped on March 2, 1958. Mike Todd would attend a party in New York by private plane, unfortunately, the plane crashed in New Mexico. Taylor recalled her third husband and said, “What he left to me is love, and he let me know what’s true love.” She was featured with Cartier diamond and ruby jewelry set at Vanity Fair 1985.
Cartier Taylors La Peregrina Pearl Necklace
Taylor ended her marriage with Eddie Fisher on March 6, 1964, then she married her fifth husband Richard Burton on 15th of the same month in Montreal, Canada. Richard Burton is the man Taylor loves the most. On Valentine’s Day, 1969, Richard Burton bid a tear-shaped pearl with a man from Spanish Royalty, but finally, Richard Burton bought it successfully at 37,000 dollars and gave it to her wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Inspired by a portrayal of Queen Mary in Scotland, Taylor and a Cartier designer Al Durante designed the La Peregrina Pearl Necklace. Natural pearls and rubies foil the tear-shaped pearl perfectly. She likes the pearl neck very much, so that she wore it in her film A Little Night Music. In 2012, Cartier Taylors La Peregrina Pearl Necklace was auctioned for 184,250,000 dollars.
Cartier Taylor-Burton Diamond Necklace
In 1969, Richard Burton bought the biggest and the most beautiful diamond in the world, and he named Taylor-Burton Diamond. Originated from South Africa, the diamond weights more than 240 carats. After Harry Winston cut it into a pear-shaped diamond weights 69.42 carats, it was sold for Cartier for 1million dollars. After much effort, Richard Burton got the diamond again from Cartier at 1.069 million dollars, then it was given to Taylor. I have to say that Richard Burton’s love for Taylor is true. It’s too large, so Elizabeth Taylor requested Cartier to redesign it. We see the finished product, Cartier Taylor-Burton Diamond necklace, and she attended the Academy Awards ceremony with it. The Taylor-Burton was sold for 3 million dollars in 1979 in order to build a hospital in Botswana, South Africa.
Cartier Taj Mahal Heart Diamond Pendent Necklace
To celebrate Taylor’s 40th birthday, Richard Burton gave a Taj Mahal Heart Diamond pendent necklace to Taylor in 1972. Elizabeth Taylor said in a humorous way, “Richard Burton would like to buy Taj Mahal for me, but it’s too huge to move it to our house in Switzerland. So the necklace is just my consolation prize.” The exotic necklace made Taylor more attractive. After Taylor’s death, the necklace was auctioned for 881,850,000 dollars.
Maybe God envies Taylor’s outstanding beauty, splendid career and brilliant jewelry, she suffered many diseases and didn’t have an entire home till her death. But this is Elizabeth Taylor, an unique woman.