Thursday, September 8, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Sale Includes Opera Necklace

"Gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th centuries, a gift from the estate of Edith Head, is shown in this photograph at Christie's, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. It is estimated at $1,500 - $2,000." (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)
"Elizabeth Taylor dazzled the world with her luminous beauty, lavish lifestyle _ and an unquenchable passion for diamonds and jewels that was fueled by the great loves of her life. The late Hollywood star amassed one of the foremost jewelry collections in the world, including a 33.19-carat diamond ring and a 16th century pear-shaped pearl from one of her seven husbands, Richard Burton. The Associated Press recently viewed about two dozen of her most iconic pieces at Christie's auction house, which is selling her complete jewelry collection, valued at $30 million, in New York on Dec. 13-14." [Source]