"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," a 33.19 carat
Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry auction set a new world record for the amount spent on a private jewelry collection, fetching $115 Million According to ABC News, here are a few examples of the sales:
- The La Peregrina necklace, a diamond, ruby, and pearl rope with a sixteenth-century pear-shaped pearl pendant, thought to be one of the finest pearls in the world: $11,842,500
- The Taj Mahal ruby and gold chain by Cartier: $8,818,500 (a new world record for an Indian jewel)
- The Prince of Wales brooch, formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor: $1,314,500
- The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, a 33.29 carat Asscher-cut ring given to her by Richard Burton in 1968: $8,818,500
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.