Taylor-Burton Diamond

This 69.42 carat pear-shaped diamond was sold at auction in 1969 with the understanding that it could be named by the buyer. Cartier of New York successfully bid for it and immediately christened it “Cartier”. However, the next day Richard Burton bought the stone for Elizabeth Taylor, renaming it the “Taylor-Burton.” In June 1979, the stone was sold for nearly $3 million and was last reported to be in Saudi Arabia.

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