TheTaylor-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 BELLE EPOQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, BY CARTIER The square-cut emerald within an old-cut diamond surround to the calibré-cut emerald frame, diamond border and two-stone corners, circa 1915, in Cartier red leather case