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Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Sale: The Mike Todd Tiara

In 1957, she gave him a daughter. Abandoned to love, he gave her this: Nine scrolls with larger terminals, spaced by latticework motifs, c. 1880. It sold for $4,226,500, but that doesn’t matter to me. Love is still priceless. Tiara Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit…

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Sotheby’s Video: 500-Carat Donnersmarck Emerald Tiara

The tiara sold on May 17, 2011, for 11,282,500.00 Swiss Francs, or in today’s currency markets, $14,511,254.51. David Bennett, Sotheby’s Chairman of European and Middle Eastern Jewellery, details the provenance in a video. The emeralds were mined in 16th-Century Columbia and polished in Maharaja style. Contrasted with pale yellow diamonds, they are breathtaking. कंघी For…

Royal Wedding Tiara

In 1936, the Duke of York (later King George VI) bought this tiara for Queen Elizabeth II’s mother, the Queen Mum. Cartier called it the “Halo” tiara. A fashion journalist also dubbed it the “Scroll” tiara. Both names stuck. Wedding costume tradition dictates “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” As her mother gifted…