Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...IS SOMETHING FROM THE LIZ TAYLOR AUCTION

Across the street from the swarm of tourists milling about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree is another kind of spectacle--one with glittering stones the likes of which this jaded New Yorker has never seen before. Of course, I'm talking about the much anticipated Collection of Elizabeth Taylor exhibit at Christies which began this past Saturday and runs through Dec.12th. A stunning collection of memorabilia which includes several Oscars, costumes from movies, aisles of jeweled designer caftans and a serious artwork collection (a Liz Warhol anyone?) was overshadowed by Liz's famous collection of JEWELS. Diamonds upon diamonds, occasionally punctuated with an dazzling ruby or sapphire were gifts from her many husbands, so many diamonds in fact that I quickly lost count. That is until I came upon THE diamond, the flawless 33.19 carat wonder given to Liz by Richard Burton and sitting oh so close to me under the watchful eye of a guard. I gave him my sweetest smile but it wasn't enough to persuade him to let me try on that fabulous, flawless Krupp diamond. Maybe you'll have better luck, it's worth a try and the exhibit is definitely worth the trip! 


The collection will be up for auction both live and online Dec. 13-17. Part of the proceeds will go to The Elizabeth TaylorAIDS Foundation. The beloved actress died March 23 at age 79.












14 comments:

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Love it - so many beautiful things! The jewels are stunning and I also love the jacket with all of those pictures from different times in her life! I think we should have one of those about our own lives, what do you think? ;) -- Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

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Acquired Objects said...

I have the auction catalog and have been drolling over everythingg I can't afford but always fun to see.

The enchanted home said...

A group of friends went and rubbed it in on what I missed! (I was unable to go) they said it was worth going a second time. Things are so busy around here I am not sure I will find the time to get away for a whole day but if I can, I will most surely try to get there...this is something I know I would love!
Thanks for the highlights!

Splendid Sass said...

WEll of course I love all of the diamonds, but the sweater is amazing too!
Thank you for sharing New York with the southerners!
Teresa
xoxo

Karena said...

Oh I am enchanted and would love to see it all. Debra you have the catalog, that is a dream itself I am sure!

Vicki from French Essence has offered her duo of books to 2 winners! We are on our 5th day of Holiday Giveaways with 4 events being open!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Bourbon&Pearls said...

I would love one of those kaftans, or the tiniest thing that's up for auction, she was always the epitome of beauty to me.

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh! Would SOOO love to have gone. She really was from a bygone-age.That charm bracelet is gorgeous!

JMW said...

I would love to see her jewelry collection in person. I can only imagine how much money will be raised. Liz was an amazing woman, that's for sure!

Style Maniac said...

This looks like it could have been a museum exhibit! I love the caftans and charm bracelet.

Ashley's Always Entertaining said...

I will be there later in the week! Can't wait!

Party Resources said...

I was thinking the same thing - especially that ring! xx

designchic said...

Aren't her jewels amazing...fabulous!!

LA CONTESSA said...

Jumping on an airplane now!

The Zhush said...

Yes, this is all I want as well!:)
Great seeing you too, have a very Happy Holiday and enjoy your family!xx