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.