In the Saleroom

The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale (I)

SALE 2623 | New York, Rockefeller Center
13 December, 7pm

The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Legendary Jewels Evening Sale achieved $115,932,000 (£74,196,480/€89,267,640), becoming the most valuable jewelry auction in history* and setting the tone for Christie’s highly anticipated four-day series of landmark auctions devoted to the iconic collection of Elizabeth Taylor (13-16 December 2011). A tribute to the discerning eye of this celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian, the sale was 100% sold by lot and 100% by value, with 24 of the 80 jewels fetching over $1 million and 6 jewels over $5 million. 7 new world auction records were established: price per carat for a colorless diamond and for a ruby; a pair of natural pearl ear pendants; a pearl jewel; an Indian jewel and an emerald jewel.


La Peregrina A Natural Pearl, Diamond, Ruby And Cultured Pearl Necklace, By Cartier
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond
The Taj Mahal, an Indian Diamond and Jade Pendant Necklace Ruby and Gold Chain, by Cartier
The Celebrated Film Star and Her Love of Jewels