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.
A Georgian antique diamond tiara/corsage ornament, early 19th Century. Designed as five foliate sprays, each symbolising one of the three Kingdoms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, centring on a single rose flower head set en tremblant, emblematic of England, flanked with the thistle and shamrock, symbolising the Kingdoms of Scotland and Ireland, set with old-mine, circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds.
This stunning late Victorian diamond necklace, which comprises no fewer than 78 old-cut stones graduating in size with a total diamond weight of 12cts and suspended in a gold and silver fringe setting. It still retains its green Morocco leather gilt and red tooled fitted case.
Tiara of Princess Zenaida Niklaievna Yusupova (1861-1939), made by Cartier in 1927 - platinum and diamond sunburst. The center once held a jonquil colored diamond, but was later replaced with a blue star sapphire.