2.17.2013

ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S BULGARI JEWELS ON EXHIBIT DURING OSCAR WEEK!


(Reuters) - Famed jeweler Bulgari said on Sunday it would put eight pieces of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor's jewels on display at its Beverly Hills boutique, more than a year after the Hollywood star's world-class collection fetched record prices at auction.


A pair of emerald-and-diamond ear pendants, by Bulgari, 1960, gift from Richard Burton

She wore them at the Paris premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962; she wore them to greet Queen Elizabeth in Washington, in 1976; and they were part of her costume in the V.I.P.s. They were, if such a thing can be said of emerald-and-diamond earrings, ubiquitous.

The exhibition of pieces from that sale will include jewels Taylor obtained and wore during well-documented times in her storied life, including the filming of "Cleopatra," which launched her romance with Richard Burton, Bulgari said.


An emerald-and-diamond flower brooch, by Bulgari, 1960, gift from Richard Burton... “I introduced Elizabeth Taylor to beer and she introduced me to Bulgari.”


Bulgari sapphire sautoir and "trombino" ring. The sapphire sautoir was a gift to Ms. Taylor from Richard Burton in 1972. The centerpiece is set with a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire weighing 52.72 carats.


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