Taylor to wear diamond turban worth $3 mn at wedding

Updated: Aug 02, 2010, 13:36 PM IST

Los Angeles: Elizabeth Taylor will wear a jewel-encrusted turban worth over USD 3 million at her wedding to talent agent Jason Winters, according to designer Keith Holman.

Taylor is splashing out the huge sum on the headdress for her upcoming union to her long-time companion Winters, who at 49, is 29 years younger than the 78-year-year-old retired actress, Bang Showbiz online reported.

The bridal crown is adorned with a precious 30 carat centre stone and two huge 40 carat round yellow canary diamonds and has been designed by Holman.

"There is a 30 carat centre stone, two yellow canary diamonds 40 carat round and the headpiece is partially platinum. I`m currently working with the jeweller, Christian Tse, based in Pasadena, and they do private labelling for some of the biggest jewellers in the world and they are making the turban for me, they are adding the stones on.

It`s taking about 12 artists to work on this piece and it will have a silver and gold fabric and is being hand-woven. It`s absolutely gorgeous and a one-of-a-kind piece, never to be duplicated," Holman said.

As well as the turban, Holman is also designing Taylor`s wedding dress, which will be an extravagant kaftan to match the luxurious headwear.

The wedding is due to take place later this year, and will be attended by around 200 guests, however, the venue is being kept secret.

Those lucky enough to be invited will only find out by telephone call as no invites are being sent out so to keep it under wraps.

The `Cat on a Hot Tin Roof` actress has previously been wed eight times to seven different men, Conrad Hilton, Michael Wilding, Michael Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, who she was divorced from twice, John Warner and Larry Fortensky.

PTI