Pieces including an emerald and diamond brooch, which sold for a record $6,578,500 (£4,316,318) at auction, will be exhibited at the Beverly Hills showroom of jeweller Bulgari.
The brooch was given to Taylor by Richard Burton for their first engagement (the couple married twice), and smashed records both for the sale price of an emerald and for the price of an emerald per carat at $200,000 (£183,715).
Natural, untreated, and high quality rubies, especially large ones, are extremely rare and can reach stellar prices. Yes, rubies can cost a fortune; so much so that one of the the most expensive colored gemstones ever sold at auction until this past May was a ruby!
This is of course the Sunrise Ruby. At 25.59 carats, the Sunrise Ruby is a Mogok Burmese cushion-shaped ruby set upon a Cartier setting alongside two shield-shaped diamonds that weigh 2.47 and 2.70 carats.
In May of 2015, Sotheby’s Geneva hosted a sale that offered a one-of-a-kind Pigeon Blood Mogok Burmese ruby that managed to break all records when it sold for over $30 million and for over $1 million a carat.
Immortalised by Paul Newman in the early 1970s and indelibly associated with the world of high-speed auto races, a stainless steel Daytona is the ultimate chronograph many men dream about. Introduced in 1963 to meet the demands of professional racing drivers with a tachymetric scale on the bezel, drivers could measure average speeds of up to 400 km p/h. When a stainless steel Daytona was unveiled in 2016 with a price tag of £8,250, fans went crazy and now have to decide whether to join the five-year waiting list. Ironically, white gold, Everose gold, yellow gold, platinum and Rolesor Daytonas (a combination of steel and gold) are readily available, including this absolute winner in a white gold case with a black Cerachrom bezel, steel and black dial and an Oysterflex bracelet made from a high-performance elastomer. The current retail price of this Daytona is £21,050.