Diamond Tiara, 1957
"When [third husband Mike Todd] gave me this tiara, he said, 'You're my queen, and I think you should have a tiara,'" Taylor wrote in A Life in Jewelry
. "I wore it for the first time when we went to the Academy Awards. It was the most perfect night, because Mike's film Around the World in 80 Days
won for Best Picture. It wasn't fashionable to wear tiaras then, but I wore it anyway, because he was my king
Taylor in the tiara at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.