Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor: Jewelry Lover, Movie Legend
I was deeply saddened to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's passing today. Not only was she a groundbreaking movie star and a noted philanthropist (I actually named my beloved cat, Taylor, after her. Yeah. I'm that person.) - she shared a passion all of us here hold near and dear to our hearts.
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, a cause for which she raised over $50 million throughout her life. Wow.
1. Cartier Ruby and Diamond Necklace
"Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair With Jewelry"
2. The Taj Mahal Diamond
3. La Peregrina Pearl
The Krupps were a German family that supplied munitions to the Nazis and "helped knock off millions of Jews", Taylor writes in her book. "How perfect it would be if a nice Jewish girl like me were to own it."
5. The Taylor-Burton Diamond
see my rave about the piece here for more on that).
There are certainly many other jaw-dropping jewels associated with Elizabeth Taylor - the Bulgari emeralds, the bejeweled headresses, the tiaras - but these are my top 5.