Elizabeth Taylor"s 100m collection of gems, gowns and art on display at Christie"s

Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor”s 100m collection of gems, gowns and art goes on display at Christie”s

10:50 PM on 23rd September 2011

From a 33.19 carat diamond to a pearl that belongedto a King… As the Elizabeth Taylor Collection is unveiled at Christie”s in London tomorrow, we bring you a selection of the most dazzling pieces – and how the late star wore them.

The Bulgari Emerald Suite is expected to fetch almost around 2m ($2.5m) when it goes up for auction in December Elizabeth Taylor loved emeralds, and frequently matched her gems to her evening gowns

The legendary emerald suite was bought by Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton at jewellers Bulgari while filming Cleopatra in Italy

Emerald queen: Taylor also wore her beautiful brooches in her hair, as well as on her clothes Emerald queen: Taylor also wore her beautiful brooches in her hair, as well as on her clothes Emerald queen: Taylor also wore her beautiful brooches in her hair, as well as on her clothes

Emerald queen: Taylor wore her beautiful brooches in her hair, as well as on her clothes – these are from her collection of Bulgari gems

Taylor in 1967, wearing elaborate headdress and the necklace - with removable stone that could be worn as a brooch - at a social function The emerald suite was a firm favourite, and she wore it often while married to Burton

The emerald suite was one of Taylor”s favourite set of gems, and she wore them often – left, Taylor in 1967, wearing elaborate headdress and the necklace – with removable stone that could be worn as a brooch; right, wearing the stone as brooch at a social function with Burton

The earrings from the emerald suite Taylor at the Paris Opera in 1963

The earrings from the emerald suite which Taylor wore a lot including to the Paris Opera in 1963 (right)

Expensive tastes: This Bulgari Emerald necklace is part of a suite that is expected to raise up to $1.5m Expensive tastes: This Bulgari Emerald necklace is part of a suite that is expected to raise up to $1.5m

This Bulgari Emerald necklace is part of a suite that is expected to raise up to 1m ($1.5m)

Lavish: A suite of ruby and diamond jewellery designed by Cartier, given to Elizabeth Taylor by husband Mike Todd in August, 1957 Elizabeth Taylor with her third husband Mike Todd, who gave her the ruby and diamond suite as a gift

Elizabeth Taylor”s lavish gem collection is to go on display tomorrow, including the Cartier ruby and diamond suite, given to her by third husband Mike Todd, pictured right

The sapphire and diamond Sautoir by Bulgari, estimated to go for 450,000 to 600,000 ($600,000 to $800,000)

The sapphire and diamond Sautoir by Bulgari, estimated to go for 450,000 to 600,000 ($600,000 to $800,000)

Elizabeth Taylor wore the Bulgari Sautoir necklace for an evening out with husband Richard Burton

Elizabeth Taylor wore the Bulgari Sautoir necklace for an evening out with husband Richard Burton, which they spent at the Dorchester hotel

The sapphire and diamond Trombino Ring by Bulgari, set to go under the hammer for 100,000 to 150,000 ($150,00-200,000)

The sapphire and diamond Trombino Ring by Bulgari, set to go under the hammer for 100,000 to 150,000 ($150,00-200,000)

La Peregrina pearl, won by Richard Burton at auction and made into necklace by Elizabeth Taylor with Cartier is set to fetch up to 2m ($3m) Elizabeth Taylor wears La Perigrina pearl, given to her by husband Richard Burton

Left: La Peregrina pearl, won by Richard Burton at auction and made into necklace by Elizabeth Taylor with Cartier is set to fetch up to 2m ($3m)

The antique Mike Todd diamond tiara dates back to 1880, and has an estimated price of 50,000 to 60,000 Expected to fetch 60,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from her third husband Mike Todd

Expected to fetch 60,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from her third husband Mike Todd, and right, Elizabeth wearing the piece at a glamorous event

A multi-gem brooch, The Night of the Iguana Brooch, with an estimate of 150,000 to 250,000 ($200,000 to $300,000) Elizabeth Taylor arriving at RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1965 The 33.19 carat Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, a 33.19 carat jewel. The diamond, said to be potentially internally flawless, is expected to fetch 2.2m ($3.3m) Elizabeth Taylor wearing the 33.19 carat Elizabeth Taylor diamond given to her by Richard Burton in 1974

Left, the Night of the Iguana Brooch, estimated worth 150,000 to 250,000 ($231,000 to $385,000), and Elizabeth wearing the brooch in 1965. Right, the 33.19 carat Elizabeth Taylor diamond, said to be potentially internally flawless, is expected to fetch 2.2m ($3.3m), ,far right, Elizabeth wearing the diamond ring

Ruby red: Taylor wearing the ruby and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ring at he 2006 Macy Ruby red: Taylor wearing the ruby and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels ring at he 2006 Macy

Taylor wearing the Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond ring at the 2006 Macy”s Passport gala in Santa Monica, California

Gift: The Ping Pong diamond ring was so named because Taylor won it from Burton in a bet over a ping pong game Elizabeth Taylor in 1955 wearing the Ping Pong diamond ring she won in a game of ping pong with Burton, and gold and diamond drop earrings A set of diamond and gold

Gift: The Ping Pong diamond ring, worn by Taylor, centre, was so named because Taylor won it from Burton in a bet over a ping pong game. The stunning gold drop Barquerolles earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels were a 1970 gift from Richard Burton upon the occasion of Taylor becoming a grandmother – estimated price for set 96,000 to 116,000, or $25,000 to $35,000

Ruby and diamond drop earrings from a suite that included an elaborate necklace Elizabeth Taylor wearing her ruby and diamond earrings in Beverly HIlls in 2007

Impressive: Ruby and diamond drop earrings from a suite that included an elaborate necklace, and right, Taylor wearing the earrings with the matching necklace

The Taj Mahal Diamond on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier Elizabeth Taylor loved the pink Taj Mahal diamond The Face, a jewelled jacket adorned with Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor pictured wearing her sequined bolero in 1992

Left: The heart-shaped Taj Mahal diamond by Cartier, on a ruby and diamond chain; right, a beaded bolero decorated with the image of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor wearing her beloved emerald earrings in 2007

Elizabeth adored the emerald suite, and wore the earrings many years after she”d first bought them with Burton in Italy – here she wears them in 2007

An emerald and diamond necklace by Oscar Heyman and brothers Taylor wearing the Van Cleef & Arpels daisy necklace to collect a Humanitarian Oscar iat the 1997 Academy Awards  Daisy Parure

Left, Taylor”s emerald and diamond necklace byOscar Heyman and brothers; centre, Elizabeth Taylor wearing the Daisy Parure “Reine Marguerite” necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels, which is pictured right

Firm favourite: The actress wore this beautifully structured metallic dress with leaf detailing back in 1992 Firm favourite: The actress wore this beautifully structured metallic dress with leaf detailing back in 1992

Firm favourite: The actress wore this beautifully structured metallic dress with leaf detailing back in 1992

The Scorpio cloak Taylor wore to Princess Grace The Scorpio cloak Taylor wore to Princess Grace The Scorpio cloak Taylor wore to Princess Grace

The Scorpio cloak Taylor wore to Princess Grace”s birthday party in Monaco is also on sale. Grace only invited people with the same Scorpio birth-sign as herself. Liz was born under Pisces but Burton, fortunately, is a Scorpio

The Tiziana Kimono Taylor wore in 1968 film Boom The Tiziana Kimono Taylor wore in 1968 film Boom

The Tiziana Kimono Taylor wore, with a very impressive headpiece, in 1968 film Boom which also starred Richard Burton and Nol Coward

And the best of the rest…
The diamond Prince of Wales dating to 1935 and has an estimate price of 350,000 to 600,000 A pair of diamond and multi-coloured sapphire ball ear clips have an estimate of 75,000 to 100,00 ($100,000-150,000)

Left,The diamond Prince of Wales brooch, made in 1935, has an estimate priceof 350,000 to 600,000; right, pair of diamond and multi-coloured sapphire ball ear clips, with an estimate of 75,000 to 100,00 ($100,000 to150,000)

Charming: A bracelet from the collection features tiny charms in gold, studded with turquoise and ruby

Charming: A bracelet from the collection features tiny charms in gold, studded with turquoise and ruby – it was a gift from Burton to Taylor, and carries charms bearing the names of both

Star attraction: Almost 6,000 people viewed the wares when they were exhibited alongside other items of jewellery and fine art, at Moscow Flamboyant: A Versace beaded evening bolero jacket,

Flamboyant: Almost 6,000 people viewed the wares when they were exhibited alongside other items of jewellery and fine art, at Moscow”s GUM shopping centre on Red Square. Right, Versace beaded evening bolero, “Queen Elizabeth”, by Atelier Versace, with rhinestone and beadwork portraits of Elizabeth I, $15,000 to $20,000

A VALENTINO REaRed satin Valentino gown with beading D VELVET AND SATIN BALL GOWN WITH SCARLET AND BEADED.jpg A beautifully simple pastel coloured ensemble Chanel ballgown with cape, shoes and matching clutch

A 1990s Valentino red velvet and satin ballgown with scarlet and beaded satin evening bag has an estimate of 2,000 to 3,200 while a Chanel ballgown, cape, shoes and clutch bag are set to go for 4,000 to 5,000 (right)

A beautiful peach coloured embroidered dress

A beautiful peach coloured embroidered dress

Many of the gowns in Taylor

Many of the gowns in Taylor”s collection were designed by Versace, who became a friend

A lavish black gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor

One of the lavish black gowns from her personal collection

Highlights from Taylor An Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor also features in the collection

Highlights from Taylor”s art collection, include the 1889 Vincent Van Gogh painting Vue De L”Asile Et De La Chapelle De Saint-Remy, which is expected to fetch up to 7 million