Elizabeth Taylor’s Famous Jewels Up For Grabs

By now you have probably heard about the tour of the famous jewels of Elizabeth Taylor. The tour which began in September stops in Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The final stop for the jewelry is New York.The stunning collection will be auctioned off at Christie's in New York on December 13-14.    Taylor's collection of jewelry is said to have some of the most expensive stones in   the world. So, if you've got a few thousands or millions just laying around you can grab them.   If you're dying to know what's on sale Christie's has   produced a  video that takes you through most of the pieces.

"The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond" from her estate, a 33.19 carat, D color, VS1 claity, a gift of Richard Burton, estimated at $2,500,000 - $3,500,000,

Possibly one of the most sought after pieces   is Elizabeth Taylor's 33.19 carat ring known as the Krupp Diamond. Yes you heard me right it's 33.19 carats. The Krupp Diamond is thought by gemologists to be   world’s most perfect stone.

Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627 - 1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier

The Taj Mahal Diamond was   originally owned by Emperor Shah Jahangir. Although this diamond carries with it a tragic love story, the beauty of the inscription on the back, as was custom in the day is incredible.   Richard Burton bought this for Elizabeth Taylor, and remarked of the gift, "I would have liked to buy her the Taj Mahal but it would cost too much to transport."  I would love to see this in a museum, maybe the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will nab this piece as it is a piece of   Indian history.

Elizabeth Taylor's "The Mike Todd Tiara," estimated at $60,000 - $80,000

I'm   not sure how practical this piece is but it would be pretty amazing to own a tiara.   You could wear to the grocery store, or possibly a dinner- in fact the more I think about it I could definitely use this   piece.

Part of a Suite of Kunzite, amethyst and diamond â € œTriphanesâ €  jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels

After seeing this collection,   I think I believe the saying   that diamonds are a girl's best friend while   rubies, sapphires and amethyst are   simply acquaintances- but the true friends are definitely diamonds.    In the end when the husbands were gone, the jewels remained and will probably remain for as long as someone will find value in them.   A collection valued at $30 million right now,   I imagine deep friendship with these jewels will only increase as time passes.

Have a beautiful weekend..and here's to wishing..

M