Diamond jewellery became the enduring motif of Elizabeth Taylor’s life. Engagement, movie premier or a simple game of ping pong. No matter what the moment, diamonds make it dazzle even brighter. No-one knew this better than that great lady screen legend, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
A diamond by name and nature
What sweeter occasion than receiving your first diamond from someone you love? Her first diamond ring from Richard Burton was amongst Elizabeth Taylor’s most prized. Almost daily she happily wore this dazzling asscher-cut, 33.19 carat diamond with platinum ring setting. She herself said:
Milestone birthday, landmark diamond
“I would have liked to buy her the Taj Mahal but it would have cost too much to transport it.”
So Richard Burton presented Taylor with the historic Taj Mahal diamond on her 40th birthday instead. This exquisite 17th-century diamond pendant is worth a striking $300,000-$500,000. It enjoyed a colourful history having once belonged to Shah Jehan who built the Taj Mahal. Sitting on a gold and ruby Cartier chain it makes the perfect finishing touch to any 40th birthday.
Go on, treat yourself
Elizabeth Taylor knew she deserved the best. So she indulged her diamond delight with treat buys like The Duchess of Windsor diamond brooch. Taylor picked up this $620,000 beauty at auction.
I bet you a diamond…
Even a simple game of ping pong ended in dazzling diamond jewellery for Elizabeth Taylor. In 1970 she challenged Burton to ping pong with a twist. If she took 10 points from him, he owed her a diamond. She ended up with three – a trio of petite diamond rings. Certainly a ping pong game to remember.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor made diamond jewellery one of her life’s most cherished treasures. Each of her iconic diamond pieces held personal significance. Now few of us can rival her dazzling private diamond jewellery collection worth over $30 million. You’d be lucky to find a chap like Richard Burton too. With his famous diamond-encrusted ‘it’s Tuesday and I love you’ and ‘it’s a beautiful day’ gifts.
But with the right diamond wholesaler you can start your own private collection. One with sentimental significance to your own life’s magic moments. After all diamonds create a sense of occasion. Just look at Dame Elizabeth Taylor for inspiration. Her life was filled with extraordinary moments remembered now forever through her iconic diamond jewellery pieces.
Let Elizabeth Taylor inspire you to create your own piece of personal significance by customising your own diamond engagement ring.