"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.” (Richard Drew/AP)
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?
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(Source: Associated Press)
This post has been updated.
Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627-1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972. It is estimated at $300,000-$500,000 and is shown in this photograph at Christie's. (Richard Drew/AP) Elizabeth Taylor's emerald and diamond necklace and pendant, attached at the bottom, part of a suite by Bulgari, a gift of Richard Burton, are shown in this photograph at Christie's. (Richard Drew/AP) Elizabeth Taylor's diamond, emerald and gold "Snake" bracelet watch, by BVLGARI, circa 1961, estimated at $12,000-$15,000, is shown in this photograph at Christie's. (Richard Drew/AP) Elizabeth Taylor's "The Mike Todd Tiara," estimated at $60,000- $80,000, is shown in this photograph at Christie’s. (Richard Drew/AP) Elizabeth Taylor's ruby and diamond necklace, a gift from Mike Todd, estimated at $200,000-$300,000, is shown in this photograph at Christie’s. (Richard Drew/AP)