Christie's Images ltd. 2013
  • Liz Taylor's First Wedding Gown on Sale

    A wedding dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor for her first wedding was an "oyster silk satin wedding dress designed by M.G.M. chief costume designer Helen Rose," according to Christie's. It was estimated to be worth £30,000 to £50,000 or $45,276 to $75,315. It has a "fine silk gauze off-the-shoulder illusion neckline."
    Christie's Images ltd. 2013
  • Liz Taylor's First Wedding Gown Sold

    Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr., known as Nicky, pause on the steps of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, Calif., after her first wedding ceremony, May 6, 1950. The gown was auctioned for $187,931 by Christie's in London on June 26. Taylor, who died on March 23, 2011, was married eight times.
    AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Auction

    The wig Elizabeth Taylor wore in the 1963 film Cleopatra sold to an anonymous bidder for $20,315 through Heritage Auctions in Dallas on Dec. 13, 2011 ahead of Christie's four-day auction in New York. The wig, made of real human hair, is partially damaged due to age, Reuters reported. "Some of the braids need to be repaired," according to the company's website.
    20th Century Fox/The Kobal Collection
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Christie's sold "La Peregrina," a legendary pearl 16th century-style necklace with ruby and diamond designed by Elizabeth Taylor with Al Durante of Cartier in 1969. The necklace was estimated to be worth $2 to $3 million and sold for $11.8 million in Dec. 2011. Taylor's estate received proceeds from the auction and a portion was donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
    Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's art deco diamond and multi-gem bracelet of Egyptian Revival design, composed of six pierced pave-set diamond plaques, depicting figures like an emerald and sapphire falcon. Circa 1925, and 7 5/8 inches, it was estimated to be worth $500,000 to $700,000 and sold for $818,500 in Dec. 2011.
    Christie's
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    The Perelman Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, a gift from Ron Perelman to Elizabeth Taylor, is on display during a press preview at Christie's, Dec. 1, 2011 in New York. It sold for $146,500.
    Paul Zimmerman/WireImage
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    A Van Cleef & Arpels art deco diamond bow brooch is on display during a press preview of Elizabeth Taylor's possessions at Christie's, Dec. 1, 2011, in New York. It sold for $662,500.
    Paul Zimmerman/WireImage
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    "The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond," from her estate, a 33.19-carat diamond which sold for $8,818,500, is shown in this photograph at Christie's in New York City Sept. 1, 2011.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's diamond, emerald and gold "Snake" bracelet watch, by Bulgari, circa 1961, was estimated at $12,000 to $15,000 and sold for $974,500.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th centuries, a gift from the estate of Edith Head. The necklace sold for $314,500. Taylor was so devoted to her jewels, she wrote a book about them: 2002's "My Love Affair With Jewelry."
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    A kunzite, amethyst and diamond "Triphanes" jewelry piece by Van Cleef & Arpels sold for $422,500 by Christie's.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627-1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972. This item sold for $8,818,500. Richard Burton, one of Taylor's seven husbands, gave her many of her gems. Cartier was one of Taylor's favorite jewelry designers.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's emerald and diamond necklace and pendant, attached at the bottom, is part of a suite by Bulgari. It sold for $6,130,500. While Taylor's love of diamonds was well known, she also coveted rubies, emeralds and pearls.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's diamond and multi-colored sapphire "Ball" ear clips, from JARS, or Joel Rosenthal, were estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. They sold for $602,500. "Purchased in Paris, 2001, they were custom-designed to evoke the elusive hue of her eyes," Christie's said. Christie's also sold Taylor's couture and ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, home decor and film memorabilia in Dec. 2011.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's ruby and diamond necklace by Cartier, a gift of producer Mike Todd, was estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. It sold for $3,778,500.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
  • Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

    Elizabeth Taylor's "The Mike Todd Tiara" was estimated at $60,000 to $80,000 and sold for $4,226,500. Elizabeth Taylor's husband Mike Todd presented this antique diamond tiara to her, saying, "You are my queen." She wore it to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 1957, where Todd's film "Around the World in 80 Days" won for best picture.
    Richard Drew/AP Photo
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Cornealious Anderson, who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, is shown in this undated file photo.
Missouri Department of Corrections/AP Photo
Find out how to avoid hunger-induced crankiness.
Altrendo/Getty Images
PHOTO: Robin Williams starred in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to the movie is in the works.
20th Century-Fox/Getty Images
Kate Middleton Rocks a Pattern Down Under
Brendon Thorne/Getty Images