Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Fabulous Fashions & Jewels

From the sublime to the jaw-dropping – that 69-carat diamond! – the Oscar winner never met a gorgeous dress, a pair of hot pants or a big stone that she didn't like

GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

The couple caused an international sensation when Burton purchased a 69-carat diamond for Taylor for more than $1 million as a 40th birthday present. The actress had it set into a necklace, and the gem was re-named the "Taylor-Burton" diamond.