Christie’s To Auction Elizabeth Taylor Art, Jewelry


Christie’s auction house says it has reached an agreement with Elizabeth Taylor‘s family to sell her prized jewelry collection, as well as some of her art, clothing and other memorabilia.

Christie’s says it is planning a series of auctions that will be announced later this spring.

Taylor died last month at age 79.

The screen star was known for her passion for opulent diamonds. Taylor’s staggering collection of jewelry is estimated to be valued at $150 million. She published a book in 2003 entitled, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry and her collection has included some of the world’s most expensive stones.

Taylor, who died from congestive heart failure on March 23, had worked with Christie’s in the past.

In 2002, Taylor allowed Christie’s to host a public exhibition of her jewels, including the famed 33-carat Krupp diamond, the La Preregina Pearl by Cartier and the heart-shaped Taj Mahal diamond. That exhibition benefited her signature charity, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.


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