Taylor’s Jewels Finally Up For Auction

The great jewelry collections of the world might belong to maharajas or heads of state—but Elizabeth Taylor gave them a run for their money. Some of Taylor’s most iconic pieces will hit the block this week at a four-day sale at Christie’s in New York between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16. The auction will feature 269 pieces of jewels estimated in excess of $30 million, in addition to items from her closet, such as a glittering Versace jacket adorned with the face of Queen Elizabeth I, and copious amounts of her memorabilia, including a dog-eared copy of “National Velvet.” But it is the jewelry collection that reads like a narrative of her life—and her greatest love affairs.

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