As famous for her diamonds as for her acting over 61 years and 40+ films, Elizabeth Taylor is a true Hollywood icon and legend.
One of the worlds first truly major Hollywood tabloid celebrities, she was a 5’4″ larger than life character; an intelligent childhood starlet and ten year-old Lassie co-star who effortlessly charmed and remained in the spotlight for the rest of her life.
Dramatic, wild and spirited with a lust for life and need for love; Taylor’s eight marriages saw her receive – and buy for herself – what would become one of the most famous personal jewellery collections in the world.
Love the style but want to merge it with everyday attire? Not to worry, here are 5 accessible style inspirations from Dame Elizabeth Taylor that anyone can wear.
List for reference here and full descriptions, links to our picks and images below!
- Diamond ring
- Statement necklaces
- Chandelier earrings
- Gemstone coloured clothing
- Décolletage and off shoulder tops
1. Diamond ring
An absolute must-have for all Liz Taylor style lovers; her favourite piece of jewellery. Elizabeth Taylor loved to wear her 33 carat Asscher cut Krupp Diamond ring (renamed the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond) bought for her by then-husband Richard Burton.
While giant diamonds might not be suitable for everyone, there are more reasonably sized lab diamond and cubic zirconia Asscher cut rings available online.
Our favourite is this stunning large, unusual and in demand 12.66ct center stone Asscher cut beauty from Berricle (below).
With a slew of rave reviews and ongoing customer demand, this very affordable Berricle option might be something to consider for those wanting a little Liz Taylor inspiration in their jewellery collection.
2. Statement necklaces
Gemstones or diamond, the bigger the better! Emerald was always a favourite choice for Liz.
Or there’s the famous La Peregrina pearl necklace, which has the hilarious story of ending up in one of Elizabeth’s puppies mouths somehow. While the final Cartier designed, diamond and ruby encrusted final necklace setting is a little ornate for everyday wear, drop pearls and pendants are always a beautiful signature statement for any elegant woman.
3. Chandelier earrings
A dramatic accessory for any occasion, most of us would be happy with a smaller chandelier than Elizabeth was. Perfect for evening events and smart casual anything, this lovely style of earrings is always opulent and elegant while adding a dramatically regal touch to any simple outfit. Wonderful when dressed down on a dramatically beautiful summers day, or dressed up for an evening event of elegance. These are a good item to have, and choose in a style that you’ll be happy to wear as often as possible. Jewellery is there to be worn, as Elizabeth Taylor believed.
4. Gemstone coloured clothing
For everyday casual wear underneath the bling bits of jewellery, gemstone and bright coloured clothing can capture Elizabeth’s cheerful spirit for life. She often wore collared shirt and cropped trousers in her everyday life, and it’s with these that we can recreate our own Elizabeth Taylor inspired modern outfits.
I’d wear a crisp white collared or brightly coloured shirt with the pearl drop necklace and stud earrings, or chandelier earrings with a beautiful ring and no necklace.
5. Décolletage showing tops
We may want to choose short or long sleeves to suit our personal taste, but wide open necklines are essential for a true Liz Taylor look. While she wore them less in tops and more in gowns, her visible neckline was usually bare or covered in jewels. Perhaps it was this penchant for the open neckline that made people think so often of buying her jewels to adorn and add to her radiant beauty.
To find out more about Elizabeth Taylor or make enquiries about the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation, visit her website.
Website : ElizabethTaylor.com
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(Note – sometimes this shop on the Elizabeth Taylor website is glitchy and shows nothing. For her official replica jewellery from the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation, try exploring ‘Elizabeth Taylor’ on QVC for USA and for Canada try The Shopping Channel. Items often show up on Ebay as well, so check there too!)
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