Christie’s to Sell Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewels
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Christie’s and Elizabeth Taylor’s family have reached an agreement to sell the amazing jewelry collection of the late famous artist. Valued at $150 million, the collection includes the dazzling 69-carat Taylor-Burton diamond (which she got from Richard Burton, her husband for two consecutive times), the Taj Mahal diamond necklace, the Duchess of Windsor diamond brooch, the Peregrina Pearl and a diamond and crystal Lilly of the Valley brooch (a gift from Rex Harrison, the actor who played Julius Caesar in “Cleopatra”).
Taylor knew her jewelry very well, as she could easily tell the origin of a gem, whether it was a good or a poor quality stone and more. Peter Sedghi, the president and CEO of Luxury Jewels of Beverly Hills admitted that Taylor actually knew more about jewels than he did.
However, the beautiful actress never believed that her jewels belonged exclusively to her. She felt more like a “custodian, here to enjoy them, to give them the best treatment in the world, to watch after their safety and to love them.” And she was right saying that, because now all her precious adornments are ready to find new owners. The auction will also include some of her clothes, her art and other memorabilia.