Revealed in all its glittering glory: Elizabeth Taylor"s 100m collection of gems, gowns and art


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

3:49 PM on 23rd September 2011

Treasure trove: The Elizabeth Taylor collection will go on display in the UK for the first time as a three-day public display opens in London tomorrow

Treasure trove: The Elizabeth Taylor collection will go on display in the UK for the first time as a three-day public display opens in London tomorrow

Star attraction: Almost 6,000 people viewed the wares when they were exhibited alongside other items of jewellery and fine art, at Moscow

Star attraction: 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

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Many pieces in Taylor”s collection were custom made for her by designers who became close friends, including Valentino Garavani, Gianni Versace and Gianfranco Ferre

All that glitters: Along with her raven-haired beauty, Elizabeth Taylor was well -known for the fabulous collection of jewels All that glitters: Along with her raven-haired beauty, Elizabeth Taylor was well -known for the fabulous collection of jewels

Glittering star: Along with her raven-hair, Elizabeth Taylor was well-known for the fabulous collection of jewels

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) A collection of ruby and diamond Cartier jewellery given to Elizabeth Taylor by husband Mike Todd in August, 1957, has a total estimated price of 280,000 ($430,000)

Left, La Peregrina pearl hung on a necklace designed in 1969 by Elizabeth Taylor with Cartier that is set to fetch up to 2m ($3m); and right, a collection of diamond and ruby jewellery set to fetch 300,000 ($430,000)

Expected to fetch 60,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from Mike Todd

Expected to fetch 60,000: An antique diamond tiara, a gift from her third husband Mike Todd

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Dazzling: The Elizabeth Taylor 33.19-carat white diamond ring (left) and The Taj Mahal diamond a gift from Richard Burton, for Elizabeth Taylor”s 40th birthday (right)

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Jewellery and fashion items will go under the hammer over a four-day sale in New York this December

A Sapphire and Diamond Sautoir by BVLGARI, 1969 a gift from Richard Burton, for Elizabeth Taylor

A gift from Richard: A sapphire and diamond Sautoir by Bulgari, 1969 a gift from Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor”s 40th birthday in 1972 has an estimate of 400,000 to 600,000

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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)

The Bulgari Emerald Suite is expected to fetch 975,000 ($1.5m) for the necklace, 450,000 ($700,000) for the pendant, 520,000 for the ring ($800,000), 325,000 ($500,000) for the bracelet, and 130,000 ($200,000) for the ring

The Bulgari Emerald Suite is expected to fetch 975,000 ($1.5m) for the necklace, 450,000 ($700,000) for the pendant, 520,000 for the ring ($800,000), 325,000 ($500,000) for the bracelet, and 130,000 ($200,000) for the ring

Highlights from Taylor

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