NEW YORK – The Internet entertainment news site People StyleWatch – a division of Time Inc. – is reporting that Christie’s has been chosen to auction the fine jewelry collection of film legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died on March 23. A spokesperson for Christie’s declined to comment on the story.
Taylor’s treasure trove of important jewels is estimated to be worth more than $150 million. It includes a dazzling Bulgari diamond-and-emerald necklace, the legendary La Peregrina Pearl formerly owned by Spanish royalty, and Taylor’s favorite: the 33-carat Krupp Diamond.
Reportedly, the auction proceeds will benefit charities close to Taylor’s heart, including AMFAR and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
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