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09/08/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

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Her jewelry collection was almost as dazzling as she was. And now, Christie’s is set to auction off some of the most iconic diamonds, gemstones, historic jewels and one-of-a-kind creations that were owned by Elizabeth Taylor.

On Dec. 13 and 14 in New York, the auction house will put a total of 269 jewels up for bid, estimated to be worth more than $30 million. They include gifts from her many husbands, including Mike Todd and Richard Burton — in particular, the 33.19-carat Asscher-cut Krupp Diamond, later known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, which was the first jewel that Burton bought for Taylor.

Other Burton gifts for sale include the famous 16th-century La Peregrina pearl and 17th-century Taj Mahal diamond pendant.

The jewelry auction is part of a larger sale of some of the most prized possessions of the Hollywood legend, who died in March at age 79. Other items to be auctioned include fashions, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, the U.K.’s Telegraph reports. A portion of the proceeds will reportedly go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

The museum-quality collection, including the jewelry, will be exhibited on a three-month international tour beginning this month, ahead of the auction in December.

–Tim Nudd

ELIZABETH TAYLOR: REMEMBERING AN ICON

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doodlebug on

Proving once again “You can’t take it with you”

Daniel on

She will be missed…Luv <333

jacquie on

nope, can’t take it with you when you leave this earth.whether you have lived for God or not is the only thing that you can take with you when you go to meet your maker.

TRISHAKAY on

i guess her kids are going to get most of the money made off this auction.i would love to see all her things.she was so beautiful and talented.i just loved her.

Rinaade on

Attention:
DOOLEBUG AND JACQUIE
IT WAS NEVER HER INTENTIONS TO TAKE ALL OF HER WORLDLY PRICED POSSESSIONS WITH HER. THAT WAS HER IDEA TO HAVE THEM AUCTION OFF(WISEA**SS) FOR A GOOD COST.

SHE HAS CHILDREN AND GREAT GRAND THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN PASS DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
BUT INSTEAD, SHE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING GOOD TO BENEFIT AND IMPACT THE WORLD IN WHICH WE ALL LIVE.

YOU TWO NEED TO DO SOMETHING NICE FOR A CHANGE INSTEAD OF RUNNING OFF WORTHLESS A**SSES

linda gail on

you have all missed the point of us having a shining star such as Liz. Her spirit and generosity was even more beautiful then she.

Karen Dailey on

I can’t help but believe that she must have been a wonderful person to have received such wonderful presents worth so much money. It is truly exciting that her things are going to fund causes dear to her life and continue her mission long after she has left us. Whether you are rich or poor everyone has the opportunity to change another person’s situation. Money and volunteers are needed for all types of things in our country. Don’t let your own income situation hold you back from giving back. When we give of ourselves we gain the biggest rewards!

Sherry Anshara on

She lived her life her way…that’s what I love about her….Made a huge difference in many people’s lives in all ways. One of a kind! She will be missed!

Vera on

That diamond necklace is to die for!

Angel on

Really in all honesty..who cares? It was her’s to do with as she saw fit. Don’t think there wasn’t a discussion between her and the kids once her will was made. I am sure everyone knew her intentions. Good for them, bc honestly if your mother had owned a 33.19 carat diamond, would you auction it? Kudos to them!

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