Elizabeth Taylor's Cartier ruby and diamond suite, given to her by third husband Mike Todd

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor's £100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie's

This Cartier ruby and diamond necklace was rumored to have been bought by Ganna Walska at a Sotheby's auction.

This Cartier ruby and diamond necklace was rumored to have been bought by Ganna Walska at a Sotheby's auction.

TheTaylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

TheTaylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969
Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

The Taylor-Burton Diamond, 1969 Her most famous gem was a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond that Burton purchased at auction for over $1 million. It was originally set in a ring. "But even for me it was too big," Taylor said. "So we had Cartier design a necklace." She wore the new design to the Academy Awards in 1970.

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