Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND

 THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIAMOND
A Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring of 33.19 carats D color, Potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000

 Elizabeth Taylor’s dazzling jewelry collection, including the famous 33 carat diamond engagement ring given to her by Richard Burton will be auctioned off in December by Christie's. Just in time for holiday gift-giving (ha-ha) Christie's will be auctioning off Taylor's legendary jewelry collection as well as fashion accessories and haute couture ensembles by the likes of Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Valentino.  There's also an online auction beginning December 3rd with a vast selection of moderately priced jewelry, fashion accessories and jewelry (I'll be looking/shopping there!). Here's a sneak peak at some of the spectacular items up for auction-
 A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND SAUTOIR,
BY BVLGARI
Circa 1971
Estimate: $600,000 – 800,000 
 A TURQUOISE AND GOLD MIRROR,
BY BVLGARI
1962
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 
 THE BURTON WEDDING BANDS
Given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton upon their marriages in 1964 and 1975
Estimate: $6,000 – 8,000 

A DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM PENDANT, 
BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
1971
Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000 

 TWO SATELLITE SUITCASES, A NICE BEAUTY CASE AND A DEAUVILLEBEAUTY BAG
Louis Vuitton, 20th Century
Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500 
 AN EMANUEL UNGARO RED, PINK, BROWN AND YELLOW STRIPED WOOL COAT
LABELED 'EMANUEL UNGARO COUTURE PARIS/661.9.67' AND 'MADE IN FRANCE EXCLUSIVELY FOR BONWIT TELLER', 1967
Estimate: $700 - 900 
 CLEOPATRA, 1963
An Irene Sharraf caftan, the nude chiffon ground appliqué with palmyra and lotus flowers in coffee and cream silks and beadwork, unlabeled, made for Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000 

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 1958
A U.S. one-sheet cinema poster, signed and inscribed in black ink To Richard -- the hottest cat on any roof! Happy Birthday - ...5/18/85
Estimate: $2000 - 3,000 

12 comments:

I Dream Of said...

Now that's some bling. Love that Ungaro coat, too -- I would wear that today if it was in my closet!

Splendid Sass said...

Wow, I will pass this on to my boyfriend, lol! Can you imagine?
Would certainly love to have the luggage.
A girl can dream.
Have agreaday, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

A little (ha, ha) spendy for my budget, but what fabulous bling!
Janell

Party Resources said...

Forget the diamonds, I want the vintage luggage! xx

Stitchfork said...

Burton had some good taste in wedding bands!
xo Cathy

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How great is that auction going to be! I was thinking if I could pick just one thing from your images, what would it be? Couldn't decide. The wedding bands and the luggage are probably top on my list. Then I was thinking, take the diamond and buy everything else :)

KR said...

Oh my! nice to look at! Not affordable for my pocketbook!I like the luggage but couldn't use it on our frequent trips, the airlines love to beat up luggage!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I agree- the luggage would be lovely to look at but I wouldn't have the heart to take it anywhere!

AaReAn said...

oh my. A girl can dream! LOVE DIAMONDS!

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Happy Homemaker UK said...

I'd be afraid I'd drop one of those rings down the drain. Oh the pressure of actually owning one of these!

The enchanted home said...

That rock sure got my attention as it did I am sure many others. Everything is so over the top fabulous, I would "settle" for any of them..lol. The luggage would be a nice consolation prize to the diamond rock!

CDS said...

Ummm yeah I'll take the rock! :) WOW!