Everyone is talking about Liz Taylor right now because of her record breaking auction.
It is sad that all of her possesions are being sold off but I suppose it is better than if her precious jewels and decadent clothing were locked away in a wardrobe or safe instead of being enjoyed as they should be.
I’ll start with the most expensive piece as that is what you are all here for:
16th century pearl necklace known as “La Peregrina” was won at a record breaking price of 11.8 Million dollars (this is the most expensive pearl in the world ever sold in an auction!).
Following that, her 33.19 carat diamond ring Liz Taylor was seen frequently flaunting for the press was sold for 8.8 million.
It should also be mentioned that the people in the audience have Liz fever, the pieces were all appraised and had public estimated costs associated with them and the pearl for example, went for nearly 3 times the estimated cost. That’s not the only piece that was sold well above market price, The diamond bracelet that Michael Jackson gave to Liz Taylor was estimated between $30,000 and $40,000 dollars but ended up going for over 6 times the low estimate and sold at over $194,000! But That’s nothing! One of her couture Christian Dior gowns went for a whopping 70 times it’s estimate and sold for $362,500! Her total couture collection went for 2.6 million dollars which itself was a record breaker!
Now who says clothing doesn’t appreciate in value!
Something that was really priceless, an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor topped the day and sold for $662,500. A little low in my books but ultimately compared to 33 carats of flawless cut diamind, an Andy Warhol can’t hold a flame.
Elizabeth Taylor I must say you were and continue to be an inspiration and a woman of great beauty. You are extremely missed and loved.