Friday, 16 December 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Auction - Part 1 of 2

A couple of months ago I went to Christies in London to view some of the items which have been auctioned this week in New York.  There were so many things in the auction only a small selection was on show but, unlike when I viewed Princess Diana's Dresses auction, photographs were allowed!!  So here are some photos of the magnificent jewels on display.  I will post the fashions and artworks separately as it may otherwise be a VERY long blog!!

The window display at Christies.

The beautifully decorated entrance
to Christies - inside there were lots
of bowls of white roses as well.

Inside we were given our tickets and a guide to the items on display and then we went through to the rooms containing the jewels, clothes and art works.  The walls of the showrooms had huge photos of Elizabeth on them with various quotations.  It was a beautifully staged exhibit.

Kunzite & Amethyst by Van Cleef & Arpels

The legendary La Peregrina Pearl.

The Krupp/Taylor-Burton diamond.

The Duchess of Windsor's Prince of Wales Feathers brooch.
The Mike Todd antique diamond tiara

The Mike Todd ruby necklace by Cartier

Superb emeralds by Bulgari

The emerald pendant is detachable and
can be worn alone as a brooch.
A beautiful natural yellow diamond.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!
The sapphire & diamond flower
brooch(right) is by Tiffany

Diamond brooch

The Bulgari sapphire & diamond
Diamond & sapphire sautoir along with
earrings and rings by Bulgari.

The Daisy necklace and a Boucheron brooch

A fabulous Bulgari brooch - one of their
famous "en tremblant" settings

I love seeing magnificent jewels such as these in real life as it is not every day one gets the chance.  I hope you enjoyed the blog too!


  1. Bling-tastic! ET had the personality to rock this in an era of screen divas. So glad you were allowed to take pictures.

  2. Thanks Bienchen - glad you enjoyed - I certainly did!! SA :-)