Elizabeth Taylor was a stone cold jewelry pimptress…
In addition to being the most beautiful woman to grace the silver screen, EVER (sorry Marilyn, you just don’t measure up,) Taylor also had one of the world’s most incredible private jewel collections.
Fun Fact: Each and every piece in her collection was a gift. She bought none of her jewelry for herself.
Well, they are auctioning off all of her jewels, including some of the most coveted pieces in Modern History…the bidding should get mighty innerestin’.
Of course, there’s still plenty of time for you to get in on the auction action, Christie’s Auction House in New York City is gaveling them down on December 13-14.
In the interest of full disclosure, my engagement ring is the same cut (Asscher) of the 33.19 carat monster known as the ”Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.” Being an Elizabeth Taylor aficionado, I knew this from the get go, and while my rock is a 13th the size of Liz’s, I named the ring, “Elizabeth Taylor,” when I had it first on my fist almost 8 years ago. See, I told you I had a thing for naming things. (Read Post:thanking me was a huge mistake)
Feast your eyes on these beauties first thing this fine FRIDAY morning!!! Because love or hate jewelry…you gotta respect the craftiest snitch in the diamond game. Enjoy!
Pictured above is the famous “La Peregrina” pearl first discovered in the 1500′s. Encased in a Cartier ruby and diamond necklace this bad baby is expected to go for 2-3 million.
This beauty is composed of antique opera chips. It was willed to her by Hollywood costuming legend Edith Head…(you might know her as the inspiration for that character in The Incredibles.)
Allow me to broach the next subject, “The Prince of Wales Brooch”
and you’ll be sure to want to purchase…
True Story, like any budding Evil Supervillain, I love jewels: real, fake, or glass. In addition to proving the Megalodon still exists, one of my life goals is have a tiara. A real one. Everyone close to me has solemnly sworn the moment they strike oil (we live in Texas after all,) one of the first purchases they will make with the newfound windfall, is a big honkin’ tiara…for ME. Because like my idol, Dame Liz, I don’t believe in buying jewels for myself.
Oh don’t worry they’re all down with it. Besides, I’ll wear my future tiara year-round. Sure, I’ll seem crazy, but it will be a charming crazy… like Miss Havisham but with less old and more beautiful.
Sorry for the tangential Charles Dickens reference in the previous line, all these beautiful gems are getting to me!
Best leave before I get too rich for this
dump site’s blood.
Here’s one more lovely, just because it’s in my BIRTHSTONE! (Did I mention my birthday is mere weeks after Christmas!?)