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.