Famous for her incredible acting talent, humanitarian work, striking features, and love affairs, she was also known for her jewelry collection, which contained some of the most valuable jewels in the world. She even wrote a book about her collection called My Love Affair With Jewelry.
At the time of her death, her collection was worth a reported $150 million. It included many gifts from one of her husbands, Richard Burton, including some historically significant pieces. For example, as a Valentine’s Day gift, Burton gave her one of the most famous pearls in the world, La Peregrina. It was formerly owned by Mary I of England! Burton gave her the 33.19-carat Krupp Diamond (now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond) which she wore almost every day, as well as the 69.42-carat Taylor-Burton Diamond. Taylor’s collection also included the exquisite Grand Duchess of Russia emeralds and the Duchess of Windsor diamond brooch.
It might be unsurprising to learn that Taylor stored these impressive pieces in an entire room of their own. You might not have the space for an entire jewelry room, but your collection is just as important as Taylor’s was to her. You can keep yours safe and organized with a luxury jewelry box or case from ChasingTreasure.
|The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond (Krupp Diamond)|