The auctions will be preceded by a world wide tour which will culminate in four consecutive days of exciting auctions. Starting this month, a selection of items from the Elizabeth Taylor collection of jewelry, fashions, memorabilia, artwork and other items will be shown in Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong.
The exhibition and auctions will offer "a view of the private world of a true icon - a rare woman who was at once an international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman, and generous humanitarian," said Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie's auction house.
Some of the jewelry which will be included in the December auctions include a 33.19 carat diamond ring which was a gift from Richard Burton, and a BVLGARI emerald and diamond necklace, also a gift from Burton, both valued at $3,500,000.
There is also a Cartier and diamond necklace, bracelet and earrings set, which was a gift from Mike Todd, valued at $620.,000, and The Cleopatra Mirror by BVLGARI, which is estimated to bring up to $12,000, among dozens of other pieces.
Knowing how many collectors and fans will be trying to procure a piece or her history for themselves, it won't be surprising to see Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry bring much more than its estimated value.
Christie's expects to realize $30 million from the sale. It won't be surprising to see Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry bring much more than its estimated value.Here are a few of the dazzling items to be auctioned. Christie's also has a PDF news release with details of these and many more pieces.