All About Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring
For the past few decades, celebrities have been a pivotal source of inspiration for everything. This is especially true when it comes to fashion, beauty, and trends. One thing celebrities never fail to impress with is their engagement rings.
Elizabeth Taylor was a perfect example of this. She was known as a fashion icon around the world. She was engaged a few times, but there is one specific ring that stood out from the rest. That was the ring given to her by Richard Burton, her film producer. It was the biggest engagement ring she was given, and also the most breathtaking.
Let’s discuss in depth everything you need to know about Elizabeth Taylor’s emerald-cut diamond engagement ring to find out what made it such a showstopper.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring
Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous engagement ring is now called The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. In the past, it was known as the Krupp Diamond. It’s an impressive 33.9 carat Asscher-cut diamond.
What makes this engagement ring so unique is the fact that it wasn’t an engagement ring from the start. Richard Burton bought the diamond in a bidding war when it was still known as the Krupp Diamond. He bought it for $307,000 in the late 1960s. Barely anything compared to the $8.8 million price tag it has now.
Burton presented this diamond to Taylor while they were on their yacht in London. After that, he got the stunning stone set into a ring. According to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the diamond is categorized as a type IIa. Stones in this category are incredibly transparent. They are considered to be more chemically pure than the majority of other diamonds.
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond Ring is set in platinum. The band has two stunning baguette-cut diamonds on it.
If you are inspired by this gorgeous ring, we’ve put together a list of some incredible With Clarity alternatives.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring
This Three Stone Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring features 0.46 carats of accent diamonds. It has a three-stone style, with classic tapered baguette diamonds and round pave stones. The tapered baguette diamonds taper down the band. The third stone is the center diamond in an Asscher cut. Elizabeth Taylor’s ring also featured two baguette diamonds on the band.
If you’re looking for a classic three stone engagement ring, consider this Three Stone Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring. Three stone rings are rich with symbolism. Each of the three stones represents either the past, present, or future of a couple’s relationship. The largest stone, in this case, the center diamond, represents the present relationship. The two stones on the side represent the past and future.
This Three Stone Pear Diamond Engagement Ring is very elegant. It features a gorgeous Asscher cut center diamond along with two beautiful pear shaped diamonds, one on each side of it. The pear shaped diamonds offer a stylish variation to a classic three stone diamond ring.
If you’re looking for a stunning engagement ring inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring, consider this Petite Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring. It’s a classic three stone style that perfectly accentuates the asscher cut center diamond. It has a petite band, which makes the center stone appear larger than it actually is. It features two adorning 0.20 carat accent diamonds.
This Princess Accent Diamond Engagement Ring is a true showstopper. It consists of an elegant three stone setting that features 0.28 carats of princess cut diamonds that compliment the center Asscher cut diamond beautifully. It has so much sparkle and luster to it.
Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing an Engagement Ring
It’s easy to be inspired by the many incredible celebrity engagement rings that exist. Something important to remember, though, is that your engagement ring should always be unique to you and your preferences. Especially unique to your relationship as well. It’s great being able to customize and add special touches to your ring, which is where ring customization by With Clarity comes into the picture.
When you do decide on the type and style of engagement ring that you want to purchase, it’s best to only buy from a reputable brand like With Clarity. You have more options, such as home previewing any two engagement rings of your choice to see how you feel about them in person. With Clarity also offers free shipping, simple returns and a lifetime warranty on engagement rings. You can even book an online consultation with diamond experts to further make your engagement ring shopping experience a breeze.
How much does Elizabeth Taylor’s Krupp diamond engagement ring cost?
When Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond for the ring was purchased, it cost $307,000. Today, the ring has a whopping value of $8.8 million.
What’s special about an asscher cut diamond?
Asscher cut diamonds are special in the way that they’re designed to maximize both the clarity and the luster of a diamond.
What happened to Elizabeth Taylor’s Krupp diamond engagement ring?
After Elizabeth Taylor passed, her Krupp diamond engagement ring was sold by Christie’s at an auction. The goal of the auction was to commemorate Elizabeth Taylor’s life. The engagement ring had its own glass case and it was the very center of the important collection.