For years, Elizabeth Taylor has been regarded as having the most impressive private jewelry collection in America. Many lovers and her personal fame added to her collection which grew to be as glamorous as she was. Her private collection was auctioned off after her death, featuring some notable pieces. 

From her lovers: 

  • A pair of Bulgari emerald-and-diamond ear pendants, a gift from Richard Burton. Elizabeth wore these earrings at the Paris premier of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. 
  • The famous 69.42-carat pear-shaped “Burton Taylor Diamond”.
  • Diamond and platinum chandelier earrings from her husband Mike Todd. 

A gift to herself:

  • A pair of Ruser diamond and pearl pendant earrings. These earrings were so eye-catching, Taylor was recorded commenting “I was the slut of all time!” for wearing them! 
  • A coral diamond and emerald bangle bracelet from good friend, David Webb. Both Webb and Elizabeth were at the height of their fame when Taylor purchased the piece. 
  • The daisy parure by Van Cleef & Arpels. Taylor wore this necklace at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in 1993. 

From her childhood: 

  • A gold and multi-gem charm bracelet which featured charms from her childhood and charms that were gifted to her after her fame soared. 

From her friends: 

  • Michael Jackson gifted Taylor with a titanium evening bag with diamonds, rubies and pearls in the shape of an elephant.