First Look: Elizabeth Taylor’s Spectacular Jewelry, Fashion On Display at Christie’s

The auction house is offering the public a chance to see some of the late actress's most stunning pieces, including emerald-and-diamond jewelry, Hermes trunks, and two of her wedding dresses.

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An emerald-and-diamond necklace from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor goes on auction at Christie's.
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Christie's is offering the public a chance to see some of the most stunning pieces from late Elizabeth Taylor's estate before they go up for auction, including including emerald-and-diamond jewelry, Hermes trunks, and two of her wedding dresses.
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Taylor's jewelry alone are so spectacular that they had to be split up into to separate auctions, the first on December 13. Here, a Bulgari emerald and diamond necklace and matching brooch, both gifts from the actress's husband, Richard Burton. The necklace alone is reportedly estimated to be worth more than a million dollars.
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Another one of the collection's big stunners: the Elizabeth Taylor diamond -- also a gift from Richard Burton -- which is estimated to be worth between 2.5 to 3.5 million dollars.
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A Mike Todd diamond tiara, estimated to be worth between $60,000 and $80,000.
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A natural pearl, diamond, and ruby necklace by Cartier known as "La Peregrina," worth a whopping two to three million dollars.
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Jewelry owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display at "The Collection Of Elizabeth Taylor" at Christie's.
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A stunning diamond pin with three feathers signifying the Prince of Wales, worth a whopping $400,000 to $600,000.
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An Indian diamond and jade pendant by Cartier called "The Taj Mahal," worth $300,000 to $500,000.
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A pair of Mike Todd diamond earrings alonside a dramatic Belle Epoque necklace (both estimated to be worth around $25,000 to $35,000).
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A striking art deco bow-shaped diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, estimated to be worth between $60,000 and $80,000.
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A pair of dazzling emerald and diamond earrings by Kutchinsky, estimated to be worth between $30,000 and $50,000.
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A twisted emerald and diamond necklace by Oscar Heyman and Brothers, estimated to be worth between $50,000 and $60,000.
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Gold clutches and fine jewelry from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor, on exhibit and up for auction at Christie's.
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A necklace that's part of a set of diamond, emerald, and cultured pearl jewelry by David Webb.
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Jewelry owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display at "The Collection Of Elizabeth Taylor" at Christie's.
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A sapphire and diamond pendant by Bulgari worth $600,000 to $800,000.
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Jewelry owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display at "The Collection Of Elizabeth Taylor" at Christie's, including a spectacular jade and diamond necklace on the right.
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An assortment of ruby and diamond pieces by Cartier, including a necklace worth $200,000 to $300,000.
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Ruby, diamond, and gold jewelry on display, including a necklace with a gold lion's head pendant.
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A "suite" of diamond and ruby jewelry at the auction worth $40,000 to $60,000.
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Jewelry owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display at "The Collection Of Elizabeth Taylor" at Christie's, including a diamond, turquoise, and pearl necklace by the House of Taylor.
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Jewelry owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display at "The Collection Of Elizabeth Taylor" at Christie's.
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In addition to the late star's jewelry, there is an impressive array of fashion and accessories up for auction at Christie's, including a towering set of various vintage Louis Vuitton bags, worth thousands.
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A room full of handbags and shoes from Elizabeth Taylor's estate -- all up for auction at Christie's.
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The yellow chiffon dress that Elizabeth Taylor wore at her first marriage to Richard Burton, valued at about $40,000 to $60,000.
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The flowy Gina Fratini dress that Elizabeth Taylor wore at her second marriage to Richard Burton.
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Printed Pucci dresses up for auction as part of Elizabeth Taylor's estate at Christie's.
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Taylor was well known for her flashy clothing, in addition to her flashy jewels, later in her life. Here, a sampling of eclectic blouses.
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Colorful separates from Elizabeth Taylor's estate on display at Christie's.
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A slinky red Halston dress from 1982 is part of the Elizabeth Taylor estate auction.
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High-fashion gowns owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor, including an Arnold Scaasi creation on the right from 1991.
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Elizabeth Taylor also owned an impressive collection of Chanel. Here, an assortment of jackets and bags.
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A colorful selection of the late actress's famous colorful caftans on display at Christie's.
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Dresses and accessories from the Elizabeth Taylor estate on display, and up for auction, at Christie's.
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An over-the-top white feathered evening cape from the 1970s, valued at $4,000 to $6,000.
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A gold mini-dress from the '60s that may well have been designed by Paco Rabanne.
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Two couture dresses owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor: a red Valentino on the left and a black Givenchy on the right.
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A dramatic black lace Valentio gown owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor, circa 1971.
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The red beaded dress that Elizabeth Taylor wore in the film adaptation of "A Little Night Music" in 1977.
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Various of Taylor's costumes from "A Little Night Music," as well as a pair of director's chairs labeled "Elysabeth" [sic] and "Richard."
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Eye-catching embellished boots at the Elizabeth Taylor estate auction, on display at Christie's.
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The period costume that Taylor wore in a cameo role as a courtesan in the 1969 film "Anne Of The Thousand Days."
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The Japanese-inspired costume that Taylor wore as Flora 'Sissy' Goforth in the 1968 movie, "Boom!"
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