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Taylor's Barquerolles Choker Necklace/Bracelet/Brooch

Elizabeth Taylor's Barquerolles Choker Necklace/Bracelet/Brooch.
Elizabeth Taylor's Barquerolles Choker Necklace/Bracelet/Brooch. Photo courtesy: Christie's

Elizabeth's Barquerolles Choker Necklace made in 18K Gold, also know as The Granny Necklace is a marvelous piece of art when it comes to its design. It is centered upon a detachable circular-cut Diamond lion's face with marquise-cut Emerald eyes. The Lion head is depicted holding a detachable circular-cut Diamond double hoop in its mouth. The neck chain is designed as a wide band of circular-cut Diamonds and sculpted 18k Gold navette-shaped link. Why is it a piece of art? Read below to find out how many ways it can be worn:
  • worn as a Choker of 12¾ inches.
  • two Bracelets of 6¾ ins. and 6 inches.
  • lion's face may be worn as a clip Brooch.
  • detachable double hoop can be worn as Pendant.
No wonder the piece fetch around seven times its estimated value at The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale (I) auction.

How much do you think it actually fetch? Share your comments and reactions below.


Taylor wearing The Granny Necklace.
Taylor wearing The Granny Necklace. Photo courtesy: Norman Parkinson








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