";s:4:"text";s:3011:" My now fiancé and I went to Dearborn Jewelers in December 2019 to look at engagement rings. When Elizabeth Taylor passed away in 2011, the Elizabeth Taylor Krupp Diamond was auctioned at Christies. It is important to bear in mind that step-cut diamonds, such as the emerald and Asscher cut have open tables that draw the eye into the centre of the stone and highlight any inclusions. When she opted to sell it in 1969, it was purchased by Cartier jewelers. Faced with racks of irreparably water-damaged clothes, the “Butterfield 8” star held a huge bonfire to get rid of the ruined items — including looks that had been custom made by Coco Chanel herself in the famed apartment above her Paris atelier.Thanks for contacting us. Matt assisted us and he was helpful, kind, and patient. However, despite our editorial success, we are financially struggling as an independent publisher.The Asscher cut is named after its creator Joseph Asscher who developed it at the start the Art Deco movement in the early 20th century. Elizabeth is no stranger to heavy rings. True, as another buyer commented, the stone is slightly more rectangular than the almost square "Elizabeth Taylor" (formerly, The Krupp) diamond, but come on now, is anyone really expecting an EXACT copy?
She has more than 15 years of journalistic experience, specialising in the fashion and ...Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and views on the most beautiful jewellery and watches from around the world straight to your inbox.The most famous Asscher-cut diamond of them all was worn by screen legend Elizabeth Taylor. She wears the Krupp Diamond on her left hand almost every day and has worn it in most if not all of her films and TV appearances since she bought it in 1968 for $305,000. To confuse matters further, Joseph's great grandsons, Edward and Joop Asscher, developed a successor to the original cut in 2001, called the Royal Asscher cut. Unless its current owners decide to part with it, a new price or value won’t be assigned any time soon.Receive more articles like this, straight to your inbox.On the evening of April 10, 1959, Vera Krupp and her ranch foreman were eating dinner when three men knocked at the door and offered to pave her driveway. The 33.19-carat Krupp diamond - now more commonly known as the Elizabeth Taylor diamond - was bought for the actress by Richard Burton in 1968 for US $305,000. Of the ring, she once said, “[It] gives me the strangest feeling for beauty.