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It's an incredible sum considering it was from a single owner. Some of her best pieces commanded the highest prices.
The historic La Peregrina pearl necklace with several centuries of history was sold for $11.8 million. Richard Burton paid $37,000 for it back in 1969 as a Valentine's Day gift. She briefly misplaced it and had to rescue it from her little dog who thought it was a chew toy!
|La Peregrina Pearl Necklace|
Check out this recent CBS video (click to go to Youtube) about the auction with clips of her wearing the HUGE Krupp diamond ring. She wore almost daily for 40 years. Elizabeth Taylor referred to the facets of the diamond as "steps to eternity". A celestial collection indeed!
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Before You Go :
- Elizabeth Taylor's La Peregrina Pearl Necklace
- Elizabeth Taylor- Her Lifelong Love Affair with Jewelry
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