14 July 2016

Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari Jewels on Show

Elizabeth Taylor wears a Bulgari brooch, ca. 1959 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

If you're in London this weekend, you owe it to yourself to drop in at Bulgari's flagship in New Bond Street, where the firm is displaying several pieces of jewelry owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor.

Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgari is touting the display as comprising some of Taylor's most personal jewels. Indeed, the mini exhibition includes a diamond and emerald engagement given to her by Richard Burton. Also on display: the diamond and emerald necklace given to Taylor by Burton as a wedding present. She often wore it with a diamond and emerald pendant stone, which had also been presented to her by Burton.

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bulgari

The elaborate diamond and sugar-loaf sapphire necklace given by Burton to Taylor as a 40th birthday present is also included in the presentation. It's accompanied by a sugar-loaf sapphire ring purchased by Taylor herself to coordinate with the necklace.

Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

And there's even a gift from another of Taylor's husbands: the diamond and emerald floral brooch from Eddie Fisher.

Taylor wears the Bulgari emerald necklace, ca. 1967 (Photo: Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)

An article in the Telegraph offers more photos of the jewels, plus commentary from the display's curator, Lucia Boscaini. If you want to see the jewels in person, however, you'd better hurry -- the exhibition ends on Saturday!