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ADDS DATE OF SALE - FILE - This , Sept. 1, 2011, file photo shows"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," a 33.19 carat a gift to the actress from Richard Burton at Christie's, in New York. The 33.19-carat diamond ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by actor Richard Burton sold for over $8.8 million at auction in New York Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

ADDS DATE OF SALE - FILE - This , Sept. 1, 2011, file photo shows"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," a 33.19 carat a gift to the actress from Richard Burton at Christie's, in New York. The 33.19-carat diamond ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by actor Richard Burton sold for over $8.8 million at auction in New York Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

World famous jewels

November 14, 2012

Christie's auctioned off the Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million on Nov. 13, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. Here is a look at some other rare baubles, from Elizabeth Taylor's personal collection to the world's first ring carved from a diamond created by Swiss company Shawish Jewelry.