Elizabeth Taylor is a legend for many reasons: Her gifted work on screen, those violet eyes and, of course, her amazing jewelry. This December, pieces from the late actress’s extensive collection will be auctioned off at Christie’s in New York, the Associated Press reports.
Among the pieces to be sold is the 33.19-carat diamond ring she received from Richard Burton, whom she married twice. The massive rock is estimated to bring in between $2.5 million and $3.5 million.
Pieces from the collection, which in total is valued at $30 million, will visit cities around the world, including Moscow and London, before returing to New York. Ann Curry tried on some of the gorgeous baubles when the exhibition stopped by the “Today” show Wednesday.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation will receive a portion of the money spent on admission to the exhibition and “publications related to the sale,” the AP reports. Taylor’s estate will receive the proceeds from the actual auction.
Now, I’d say the majority of this post’s readers will not be able to afford these fine pieces. We normal folks have food to buy and roofs to keep over our heads. But isn’t it nice to look?
Check out more photos below.
(Source: Associated Press)
This post has been updated.