What was Elizabeth Taylor? An actress. A beauty. A well-known love story littered with diamonds. A force of nature that blew people over around her. Has anyone ever been so closely associated with diamonds and jewellery? Her husband, Richard Burton, bought her not one, but two of the biggest diamonds in the world and such was her influence, that the next day they renamed the Cartier Diamond, the ‘Taylor-Burton Diamond’. Her top-selling perfume was .