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"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," from her estate, is a 33.19 carat, D color, VS1 clarity diamond, given to Taylor by Richard Burton and estimated at $2500000.00 - $3500000.00. It is shown in this photograph at Christie's in New York, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Christie's auction house is selling the Hollywood legend's complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14.

"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," from her estate, is a 33.19 carat, D color, VS1 clarity diamond, given to Taylor by Richard Burton and estimated at $2500000.00 - $3500000.00. It is shown in this photograph at Christie's in New York, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Christie's auction house is selling the Hollywood legend's complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969
Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

Elizabeth Taylor's "Granny" Necklacewas from by Van Cleef & Arpels. She was a child bride at 18 (short-lived marriage No. 1 to Nicky Hilton) and a grandmother at the age of 38. Burton saw fit to honor the occasion with this gold-and-diamond set, which made Elizabeth’s heart start “clicking like a castanet.” NOTE: Elizabeth Taylor Granny Suite or Barquerolles choker by Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold for $902,500.

Elizabeth Taylor's "Granny" Necklacewas from by Van Cleef & Arpels. She was a child bride at 18 (short-lived marriage No. 1 to Nicky Hilton) and a grandmother at the age of 38. Burton saw fit to honor the occasion with this gold-and-diamond set, which made Elizabeth’s heart start “clicking like a castanet.” NOTE: Elizabeth Taylor Granny Suite or Barquerolles choker by Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold for $902,500.

Perhaps one of the most famous jewellery suits of all time: the Bulgari Seven Wonders emerald necklace, with the matching diamond and emerald earrings and a Bvlgari emerald ring thrown in for good measure. Worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Vitti to name just a few celebrities. Discover the fashion history of the most iconic and classic of jewellery brands to date: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/bulgari-history-of-style-celebrities-iconic-design/ #jewelry

Perhaps one of the most famous jewellery suits of all time: the Bulgari Seven Wonders emerald necklace, with the matching diamond and emerald earrings and a Bvlgari emerald ring thrown in for good measure. Worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida and Monica Vitti to name just a few celebrities. Discover the fashion history of the most iconic and classic of jewellery brands to date: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/bulgari-history-of-style-celebrities-iconic-design/ #jewelry

"These always brought me luck" - I'm not sure if these are indeed from the White Diamonds commercials, but I love them.

"These always brought me luck" - I'm not sure if these are indeed from the White Diamonds commercials, but I love them.

Elizabeth in 1972... Showing Off the FIRST 'Publicly' Auctioned  and Sold.. {sold to Richard Burton who gifted it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor -  in 1969}... $$1Million$$-Dollar-$Plus...68+ Carat, - Burton/Taylor Diamond Ring. -by Norman Parkinson by Andrew Garth, via Flickr.

Elizabeth in 1972... Showing Off the FIRST 'Publicly' Auctioned and Sold.. {sold to Richard Burton who gifted it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor - in 1969}... $$1Million$$-Dollar-$Plus...68+ Carat, - Burton/Taylor Diamond Ring. -by Norman Parkinson by Andrew Garth, via Flickr.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 69.42 carats  ELIZABETH TAYLORS GIFT FROM RICHARD BLURTON...

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 69.42 carats ELIZABETH TAYLORS GIFT FROM RICHARD BLURTON...