The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over 1 million USD. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace.
478 carat sapphire (L) which was previously owned by Queen Marie of Romania, Belle Epoque necklace (C) with cushion-shaped sapphire weighing carats and pear-shaped diamond of carats circa 1910 AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON