"La Peregrina," an early 16th century pearl, ruby and diamond necklace. a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor in 1969, sold at an auction this week of Taylor's jewelry for $18.8 million. (Associated Press)

"La Peregrina," an early 16th century pearl, ruby and diamond necklace. a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor in 1969, sold at an auction this week of Taylor's jewelry for $18.8 million. (Associated Press)