Le Cygne necklace by Wallace Chan is a mystical scene captured in a range of precious materials including fancy coloured diamonds, sapphires and crystal. The natural crystal represents the water disturbed by the swan as it spreads its wings. The swan's body is titanium in which three diamonds are embedded, and underneath three diamonds smaller diamonds are cleverly placed to enhance brilliance.
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.