The late Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor was known for more than her acting capabilities. She had many love interests and aside from the husbands she entertained throughout her life, her number one passion was her jewelry. It has been said that Liz acquired the majority of the gems from the men in her life. She had an amazing diverse collection of rubies, sapphires, diamonds and emeralds. A variety of the most precious stones. Now up for auction, her pieces total out at an estimated $30,000,000.00!
The jewelry worn by Taylor was just a little sneak peak into her extravagant lifestyle that entailed money as being an expendable commodity. Over 269 diamonds, pearls, rings, necklaces and even a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond crown tiara are up for grabs to the highest bidder. These vintage treasures come from all over the world... The most acclaimed item she had was the diamond and ruby Cartier necklace and earring set given to her by husband Richard Burton.
Her entire collection is going to be exhibited at Christie's New York Galleries from December 3rd through December 10th 2011 and a portion of the proceeds from admission to the exhibit and sales will be going to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
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