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Elizabeth Taylor's golden gift

    Elizabeth Taylor's wedding ring, given to her by Richard Burton, could fetch a £1 million when it is auctioned at Christie's in New York next week - but its London-based Jewish jeweller has revealed the actor paid just £8,000 for it.

    The actor bought the band of white gold from Ivor Gordon in South Africa in 1975, the week before he married Dame Elizabeth a second time.

    Mr Gordon, who ran a jeweller's in Sloane Street, recalled: "He was absolutely charming. He was absolutely devoted to her."

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