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 PAIR OF BELLE EPOQUE EMERALD AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY CARTIER Each suspending an emerald drop to the rose-cut diamond cap and kite-shaped panel with diamond collet connecting links and circular-cut diamond surmount, circa 1915, 4.3 cm long, in fitted cream leather Cartier case Numbered 32441