The inspiration behind this look is drawn from the iconic Elizabeth Taylor, renowned for her love of jewels and celebrated for her book “My Love Affair with Jewellery.” More than a globally acclaimed actress and one of the most beautiful women of her time, Taylor spent a significant part of her life promoting AIDS awareness, contributing generously to fundraising efforts. In recognition of her acting prowess and philanthropy, particularly her contributions to AIDS research, she was bestowed the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
In the setting on the top and necklace, a clothing fragment worn by Elizabeth Taylor herself is incorporated. There’s a documented video that verifies the unsealing and cutting of the fabric from the Panini Americana remnant card 22 236/499.
This unique piece comes with an Elegant Curiosities certificate of authenticity.
The necklace featuring Elizabeth Taylor’s clothing fragment is crafted from sterling silver. The setting is a bronze alloy, with the fabric preserved under epoxy. Surrounding the setting is a luxurious array of freshwater pearls.
The top is elegantly adorned with intricate lace, to which our designer has meticulously added a generous assortment of sterling silver beads, faceted purple amethyst, and grey/cream freshwater pearls.
The gloves are decorated with a row of grey freshwater pearls.
The skirt is made of a flowy polyester fabric with a silky look.
The tiara: This piece is made out of bronze filigree ornaments to which our designer added 24k gold and sterling silver hand plated details.
There are three 10mm cut Amethysts on the tiara that are set in sterling silver 4 prong settings. Together the amethysts are about 11ct. There are also amethyst cabochons and freshwater pearls on this piece.