Elizabeth Taylor's iconic jewels coming to auction

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Taylor adored jewels.

The late Hollywood star amassed one of the foremost jewelry collections in the world during her lifetime. They include pieces given to her by the great loves of her life -- actor Richard Burton and theater and film producer Mike Todd.

Christie's auction house is selling her complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14.

Among the most iconic pieces is a 33.19-carat diamond ring from Burton, whom she married twice. It's expected to fetch up to $3 million.

Todd, her third husband, gave Taylor a Cartier ruby necklace, matching earrings and bracelet while they vacationed in the south of France. It made her so happy she jumped in the pool wearing all the pieces. They will be sold separately

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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