The rumors were true.
Elizabeth Taylor's 269 piece jewelry collection will be auctioned off over the course of two days in December.
The auctions will get underway at Christie’s New York on December 13th where 80 of Liz's most iconic jewelry will be up for grabs. The pieces include:
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond
-33.19 carats, D-color, potentially internally flawless
-Gift from husband Richard Burton, May 16, 1968
-Estimate: $2.5 million to $3.5 million
La Pérégrina – The Legendary Pearl
-Features an early 16th century 203-grain pearl, once part of the crown jewels of Spain
-Now part of a Cartier-designed necklace with matched pearl and rubies
-The pearl was a gift from Burton, Jan. 23, 1969
-Estimate: $2 million to $3 million
The Ping Pong Diamond Rings
-A group of three diamond rings
-Gift from Burton, 1970
-Estimate: $5,000 to $7,000
-Burton promised Taylor a diamond if she could score ten points against him in ping pong. She did, and he promptly set off to find the smallest possible diamond for her.
The BVLGARI Emerald Suite
-Gifts from Richard Burton, from 1962 to 1967
- Necklace estimate: $1 million to $1.5 million
- Pendant estimate: $500,000 to $700,000
- Ring estimate: $600,000 to $800,000
- Bracelet estimate: $300,000 to $500,000
- Earrings estimate: $150,000 to $200,000
The Cartier Ruby Suite
-A suite of ruby and diamond jewelry by Cartier
-Gift from Mike Todd, August 1957
-Necklace estimate: $200,000 to $300,000
-Bracelet estimate: $150,000 to $200,000
-Earrings estimate: $80,000 to $120,000
The rest of the 189 pieces will be auctioned off the following day on December 14th.
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