Elizabeth Taylor was the epitome of old-school Hollywood glamour. She was always an individualist with a strong personal style. In the days before stylists dressed celebrities, Taylor always chose her own fashions, usually selecting outfits that showed off her impressive cleavage.
Taylor also owned all her own baubles. No borrowed gems for her on Oscar night.
According to a press release, Taylor’s Bulgari gems will now be on display:
“For the first time ever, Bulgari will present and display a recently acquired eight-piece collection of Bulgari jewels that originally belonged to glamour icon Elizabeth Taylor. The unveiling will be held during a Roman-themed evening, presented to pay homage to both glamorous 1960s Rome and Bulgari’s Italian heritage.
“The display, which will be housed in the new Bulgari Beverly Hills boutique, will include pieces Taylor obtained and wore during various momentous times of her life, from her filming of “Cleopatra” and romance with Richard Burton to her many film and philanthropic award nominations and wins.”
The collection includes:
- Taylor’s first piece of Bulgari jewelry, an emerald and diamond En Tremblant brooch;
- The “Cleopatra Mirror,” a gold and turquoise encrusted mirror commissioned for Taylor, rumored to have been a gift for her 30th birthday;
- The “Taylor Burton fiancée ring’; a diamond brooch with a 23.44 octagonal step-cut diamond;
- An emerald and diamond necklace; a platinum sautoir with diamonds and sapphires;
- A Trombino ring that Taylor bought to compliment the platinum sautoir;
- And, lastly, one of Taylor’s most frequently worn pieces – a diamond and gold sautoir set with six ancient Roman coins.
The setting of the event, in Los Angeles the week prior to the Oscars, will be designed to evoke 1960s Rome, when international movie stars flocked to the Eternal City to celebrate everything Italian, embracing indulgence and hedonism. Guests will be able to experience this nostalgic Roman moment set in the heart of contemporary Los Angeles.