Wednesday, July 27, 2011

and here comes the diamond



So I'm posting this because I'm slated on a girl's night out and we have a theme about diamonds....
And I suppose everyone will be talking about the cuts and gradings.....I had eyes only on Elizabeth Taylor.
For some reason, she popped out instantly as I think about researching anything jewellery-related...I mean, she's made those rocks even more meaningful. And here goes my research results...
Obviously, she slept with noone else but her husband and her dear fifth husband Richard Burton was a generous man.
They even had a rock named after them- the 69.42 carat Taylor Burton diamond, D colour, flawless stone....It was first acquired by Harry Winston and auctioned in 1969 won by Cartier, for over a million USD. And then, there he was, Mr Burton just wouldn't take no for an answer and contacted the Cartier guy right after he went under the auction and acquired the rock...."regardless of how much it cost, just get it done with" on the condition that Cartier got to display it in its window display. That was 1969....
Taylor sold it in 1978, 9 years after she first wore it at Grace Kelly's 40th birthday, and divorced Burton....for US$5 million. Which she did get hold on to was the first diamond Burton gave her, a 33.19-carat asscher-cut Krupp Diamond, she still wore on Larry Kings in 2003....

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