Elizabeth Taylor's "Granny" Necklacewas from by Van Cleef & Arpels. She was a child bride at 18 (short-lived marriage No. 1 to Nicky Hilton) and a grandmother at the age of 38. Burton saw fit to honor the occasion with this gold-and-diamond set, which made Elizabeth’s heart start “clicking like a castanet.” NOTE: Elizabeth Taylor Granny Suite or Barquerolles choker by Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold for $902,500.
Formerly known as The Krupp Diamond, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a rare D color (Type IIa) VS1 clarity diamond weighing 33.19 carats. The stone was a gift from Richard Burton, who purchased it in 1968 for $3,000.000. Christie's selling estimate is $300 000 000, but it is anticipated the diamond will sell for much more.
In 1993, Henry Dunay designed and made ''The Lachrymosa'' mask for Elizabeth Taylor with the proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for AIDS Research. The mask represents weeping and tears with which Elizabeth Taylor viewed the AIDS epidemic.The Mask is set with over 130 carats of diamonds in gold and platinum.