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Elizabeth Taylor amassed one of the greatest private jewelry collections in the world during her long, colorful life. A total of 269 of louis vuitton bracelet homme cuir her personal jewels are going on sale on December 13 and 14 as part of the four day of Elizabeth Taylor auction at Christie New York.
On December 13, the international auction house will present 80 of Taylor most iconic jewels in a special evening sale, followed by 189 additional jewels in two sale sessions on December 14. The jewels include Taylor most bracelet homme caoutchou iconic diamonds, gemstones, historic jewels, and one of a collier argent 2 anneaux kind creations, as well as personal mementos and beloved gifts. Christie estimates this collection of storied jewels will bracelet homme image bring in more than $30 million.
Taylor passion for jewelry was well known, but it is her depth of knowledge about fine jewelry that truly impresses, added Franois Curiel, international jewelry director and president of Christie’s Asia. the first time I met her in 1998, it was clear that she possessed an expert eye for craftsmanship, rarity, quality and history.
The collection includes examples from Bulgari, Boucheron, Cartier, JAR, Schlumberger, Tiffany and Van Cleef Arpels.
Select highlights from the Elizabeth Taylor collection of magnificent jewels will go on a three month global tour this month, starting with a public exhibition at GUM on Moscow Red Square on September 15, followed by public exhibitions of collection highlights in London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong. In December, the tour will culminate in a special ten day exhibition bracelet homme acier noir marque of the complete collection at Christie New York.
The complete catalogs of the Evening and marque de bracelet homme cuir Day sale sessions of The Legendary Jewels bracelet homme câble acier will be available for purchase in October, Christies said. Further details of Elizabeth Taylor collections of fashion and accessories, fine and decorative arts, film memorabilia, and other items will be announced in the coming weeks.
Jewels that will be on sale include:
The 33.19 vente privee bracelet homme ct., boucles doreilles pendantes pierre precieuse D color, potentially internally flawless diamond (top photo) mounted on a ring was a gift bracelet homme acier gravure from Richard Burton on May 16, 1968. The most iconic bracelet homme bob marley of her cherished white diamonds, this spectacular stone was a constant in Elizabeth Taylor armani jeans montre bracelet homme ar5905 – quartz – analogique – acier – noir life and became the ring she wore virtually every day. The Type IIa diamond bracelet homme zrc was purchased at auction for $300,000 in 1968 as the Krupp diamond. Christie and the trustees of her collier argent avec perle de culture estate have renamed it The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond to pay homage to its owner.
The auction estimate is $2.5 million to $3.5 million.
La Prgrina The Legendary Pearl
This remarkable pearl of 203 grains in size to 55 marque bracelet homme ancre cts. as one of the most important historic pearls in the world. Discovered in the early 1500s in the Gulf bracelet homme sexy of Panama, the pear shaped pearl became part of the crown jewels of Spain. Prince Philip II of Spain gave it as a wedding gift to his wife, Mary Tudor of England, and it later passed on to the Spanish queens bracelet homme clé usb Margarita and Isabel, who proudly wore the pearl in 17th century portraits painted by Velzquez himself. Richard Burton famously purchased the pearl for Elizabeth Taylor at auction in 1969 for $37,000, after successfully outbidding a member of the Spanish Royal family. Burton gave the pearl to Taylor on Jan. 23, 1969. Inspired by a 16th century collier argent noirci portrait of bracelet homme david yurman Mary Queen of Scots, Taylor commissioned Cartier to design a new collier argent femme large mount of matched natural pearls and rubies. It was designed by Taylor with Al Durante of Cartier to offset what she called most perfect pearl in the world.
Estimate: $2 million to $3 million
The Prince of Wales Brooch, circa 1935
Formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor, this sparkling diamond pin in the form of the three feathers from the royal insignia of the Prince of Wales was originally a amazon bracelet homme perle gift from the Duke to the Duchess. As an acquaintance of the royal couple, Taylor had admired the brooch whenever she saw the bracelet homme besancon Duchess wearing it, but turned down the latter generous offer to let her make a copy of it. Years later, after the Duchess died and her estate was brought to auction, Taylor purchased it at auction in April, 1987.
The Taj Mahal Diamond, amazon bracelet homme tete de mort Circa 1627 28 with Gold and Ruby Chain by Cartier
Inscribed with the name collier argent et pierre semi precieuse Nur Jahan, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahangir, this heart shaped diamond is believed to have been a gift from the ruler to his son, who became the great emperor Shah Jahan (1592 1666). At the age of 35, it is believed that the young prince presented the diamond to his favorite and most beloved wife, Mumtaz i Mahal. The emperor grief at her death just four years later was legendary in her memory he commissioned the majestic Taj Mahal . Richard Burton was captivated by the history and significance of this special diamond, and gave it to Elizabeth in 1972 for her 40th birthday…