• The Taylor–Burton Diamond, a diamond weighing 68 carats (13.6 g), became notable in 1969 when it was purchased by actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Burton had previously been the underbidder when jeweller Cartier bought the diamond at auction for ,050,000, setting a record price for a publicly sold jewel.


  • Taylor would later have a replica made of the diamond that cost ,800. After her second divorce from Burton in 1978, Taylor sold the diamond in June 1979 to Henry Lambert, a jeweller from New York for a figure believed to between –5 million.


  • Taylor Burton Diamond

    Furthermore, who once owned the Hope Diamond? Hope Diamond

    The Hope Diamond in the National Museum of Natural History Weight 45.552 carats (9.1104 g) Cut by Unknown. Recut from the French Blue diamond after 1791; slightly reshaped by Harry Winston between 1949 and 1958 Original owner Unknown. Numerous owners including: Tavernier Louis XIV of France Henry Philip Hope
    Beside this, who owns the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond?

    Richard Burton

    Did Marie Antoinette own the Hope Diamond?

    The diamond remained with the French royal family until it was stolen in 1792 during the French Revolution. Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, who were beheaded, are often cited as victims of the curse. In 1839, the diamond was acquired by Henry Thomas Hope, which is how it got its name.

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