The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond
The world famous Elizabeth Taylor diamond is a 33.19 Carat GIA certified Asscher cut, D color and VS1 clarity. In 1968, Richard Burton purchased the rare stone for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. The stone is an Asscher cut, containing a large culet facet, which indicates it was cut before the 1920's. The clarity of the stone may be potentially internally flawless.
Originally, it was called the Krupp Diamond because it was owned by the Krupp Family of German industrialists until sold as part of the estate of Vera Krupp, second wife of Alfried Krupp. Burton purchased the diamond in an auction in New York for $307,000 and given it to Taylor while they were aboard Kalizma in London.
The diamond ring is one of a large collection by Elizabeth Taylor, though said to be her favorite piece. She was often seen wearing the large stone, in appearances, films, etc, wherever she deemed appropriate.
After Taylor's death in 2011, the diamond was renamed to "The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond" and was auctioned at Christie's by her estate on December 2011 and was sold for a total of $8,818,500 to a South Korean company named E-land. This sale set the world record for price per carat of $265,697 for a colorless diamond.
See below for more photos of the gorgeous ring.