The passing of Elizabeth I in revealed that the ring she wore most of her adult life opened -- inside were portraits of herself and her mother Anne Boleyn who was beheaded in 1536 by King Henry VIII. Elizabeth had kept the contents of the ring a secret.
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.