Image credit: Elizabeth Taylor

Diamond dogs?

I don’t have all that much in common with the beautiful, violet-eyed, Oscar- winning, eight-times married actress Elizabeth Taylor (more’s the pity).  But like her I love dogs and jewels.

Dame Elizabeth acquired such treasures as a flawless 33 carat diamond ring, the Taj Mahal diamond and the Peregrina pearl owned by Mary I of England in the 16th century.

Liz Taylor wearing the Peregrina pearl

Image Credit: Liz Taylor wearing the Peregrina pearl 

A pearl that she once lost and then found between the teeth of one of her beloved Pekinese puppies.  ‘Luckily it wasn’t scratched’, she quipped, with remarkable sang froid.

Now my jewels are less spectacular than hers, but I have to wonder could I forgive Doggo if she swallowed my favourite ring…? 

Robinson Pelham Juke Ring

Image Credit: Robinson Pelham Juke Ring

Let’s hope I never have to find out.

Victoria x