Liz Taylor’s White Diamonds

This post first appeared as “Liz Taylor’s Jewels Fetch $116 Million” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

It is no secret that Elizabeth Taylor loved jewelry. The fact that her signature fragrance was called White Diamonds was a big hint, as was the fact that she always appeared in public laden with baubles and bangles (the real kind).

So, it may not come as a shock that the auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels netted a cool $116 million, some of which will benefit the late screen legend’s Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The final tally was, however, a surprise for Christie’s, which thought the jewelry would bring in only $20 million.

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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