Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh Elizabeth!

Christies is auctioning off hundreds of items from the estate of the fabulous Elizabeth Taylor. The collection does not disappoint, tons of jewels, clothes and very personal effects are traveling on display before the big auction in December in New York. Each item is more outrageous than the next..no one had jewels like Liz...



An ivory opera pass charm necklace circa 18th and 19th centuries, a gift from the estate of legendary costumer Edith Head.

This charm bracelet makes me drool. The hand engraving on the charms is so beautiful, very hard to come by these days...

The Duchess of Windsor brooch, purchased at auction by Taylor herself for $620,000


Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627-1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972.


Richard Burton bought her a 16th century pear-shaped pearl, known as "La Peregrina," which was once part of the crown jewels of Spain


The famous Krupp diamond-33.19 carats, also purchased by Burton..there are diamonds from all of her husbands in the sale.





Also for auction are some of her more fabulous personal effects..like this script...



Christian Dior ensemble circa 1968

A Versace beaded jacket named "The Face"



A Kiss from Andy Warhol...



All three of her Academy Awards...





and even a Renoir...



The collection is on display in Los Angeles until this weekend and then off to Europe before returning to New York City in December for a two day sale. It is expected to fetch around $30 million, some of which will be donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

3 comments:

Miss Southern Prep said...

I'm drooling over that 33 ct. diamond ring! All of her jewelry is so exquisite and over-the-top!

JMW said...

Gorgeous. Can you imagine having such a diamond collection? Only Liz.

Karena said...

Kristin how amazing a collection. I don't know any other woman who received such jewelry from her husband(s)!

Of course I adore you jewelry!

Oh, I have a Dezigner Pillows Giveaway; I hope you will join in!

xoxo
Karena
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