The Taylor-Burton June 06 2010, 0 Comments

  • The Taylor-Burton is a diamond made

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    famous when purchased by actor Richard Burton for his wife Elizabeth Taylor in 1969, receiving worldwide publicity for its size and value.

  • The original rough diamond weighed 241 carats (48 g).
  • It was cut by Harry Winston to 69.42 carats (13.88 g) in the shape of a pear.

  • Richard Burton purchased the diamond for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, who wore it publicly for the first time at Princess Grace of Monaco's 40th birthday celebration.
  • After their divorce, Taylor auctioned the diamond in 1978 for $5,000,000, which was used to build a hospital in Botswana.

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Information was referenced from Wikipedia - Taylor Burton Diamond