The late great Elizabeth Taylor was known for her extravagant glamour and left behind an amazing jewelry collection of diamonds and pearls.
Her famous collection is currently on a world tour and is valued in excess of $30 million!
Keith Penton, head of the jewelry department at Christie's in London, said that Taylor's taste in jewels was "extraordinarily refined. She really understood her gemstones ([and)she had a passion for design and workmanship, quite a rare combination."
Elizabeth loved her jewelry so much that her 2002 memoir was titled ' My Love Affair with Jewlery'. In which she truly expresses her love for her jewelry stating:
"I never, never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of them and to love them. When I die and they go off to auction I hope whoever buys them gives them a really good home.”
The auction is happening on Wednesday 14th December at Christie's in New York.
View some of the collection when you continue reading.