"These are the top jewels that Elizabeth Taylor received from the great loves of her life, Mike Todd and Richard Burton," said Christie's jewelry expert Rahul Kadakia. "They're from moments in life that were very dear to her," jewels that were purchased in Bulgari in Rome, at Cartier in New York and at auction.
|"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," from her estate, a 33.19-carat diamond estimated at roughly $3 million, is shown in this photograph at Christie's in New York City Sept. 1, 2011. |
|Elizabeth Taylor's ruby and diamond necklace, a gift of Mike Todd, is estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. Some of Taylor's pieces could bring in more than half a million dollars.|
|Elizabeth Taylor's "The Mike Todd Tiara" is estimated at $60,000 to $80,000. |
Besides the live auction, there are about 500 pieces of Taylor's costume jewelry to be sold online at the same time.
If you can't afford a piece of her jewelry, there are catalogs available of the pieces on auction. For collectors there is an ultra-limited edition, boxed set of the gem sale catalog accompanied by a signed copy of Taylor’s out-of-print 2002 book, “My Love Affair With Jewelry.” Packaged in a lavender presentation box, it’s going for $2,500. Only 25 are available.
The same set, minus Taylor’s signature, is available for $600. And there are some less expensive catalogs for $300.00 and $150.00 .
If you are interested, you can see more of the jewelry for auction here . Hope you enjoy.