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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Magnificent colombian emeralds by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

"My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked." (Elizabeth Taylor)

The Taylor-Burton Bulgari necklace that she wore to the 1970's Oscars

A tribute to Elizabeth Taylor!. Emeralds were her favourite gemstone and these ones would have been worthy of her liking. An extraordinary set of colombian emeralds and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. Difficult to imagine such extravagance worn by anyone else. It will be auctioned at Christie's NY on April 12th.