Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sky's the limit for Elizabeth Taylor gem sales

[via Vancouver Sun ]

Wealthy jewelry collectors, movie fans and the just plain curious are training their eyes on this week's auctions of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, haute couture and memorabilia, at Christie's in New York, reports the Vancouver Sun.

The 10-day sale preview has already sold out, with 25,000 tickets fetching $30 apiece.

The auctions, which begin on Tuesday night with Taylor’s world-renowned jewels, “have generated unprecedented presale interest with registrants from all corners of the globe,” said Marc Porter, president and chairman of Christie’s Americas.

The vast collection of the Hollywood actress, who died in March at age 79, includes some 1,000 lower-priced pieces. 

The auction items include Liz's famous sunflower yellow dress by Hollywood designer Irene Sharaff that Taylor wore to her 1964 wedding to Burton, a Versace beaded evening jacket, an antique diamond tiara which the star wore to the 1957 Academy Awards, diamond-set wedding bands from her marriages to Burton and much more.

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