The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a 33.19-carat (6.638 g) stone, formerly known as the Krupp Diamond, sold at Christie's on December 16, 2011, for $8,818,500, by the estate of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Welsh actor Richard Burton gave the stone to the British-American actress in 1968 after acquiring it at auction for $305,000, during the fourth year of their first marriage.
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