Liz Taylor: Jewelry Icon


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Liz Taylor: Jewelry Icon

When Liz Taylor passed away in 2011, the world lost a great actress and a tireless activist who was dedicated to championing AIDS research and related causes. It also lost a woman who is widely celebrated as a style icon; one who was wholeheartedly, utterly, and unabashedly in love with jewelry. When her jewelry collection was sold at auction by Christie’s after her death, it doubled the existing record for the sale of a single-owner jewelry collection, netting an astonishing $116,000,000. Among the extraordinary jewels on offer were La Peregrina, a natural pearl necklace with royal provenance that alone sold for $11,842,500. And who can forget the famous 33.19 carat Elizabeth Taylor diamond ring? It brought in a cool $8,818,500.

Let’s take a moment to admire the timeless style of this woman and icon.

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30070206 Ben Amun

Gatsby Long Pearl Necklace



Crystal Fan and Pearl Drop Hanging Earrings


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Vintage Inspired Crystal Chandelier Earring

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30070230 Ben Amun

1920s Style Divine Drop Earrings


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Large Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Earrings


40140019 Sydney Evan

Pyramid Heart Necklace

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