Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Jewels Auction at Christie's

The Love Stories Behind Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels

The Love Stories Behind Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels

"I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife," Elizabeth Taylor once confessed, and her seven husbands certainly didn't treat her like one. Over the years they showered her with jewels, which became some of her most prized possessions. After presenting a public exhibition, Christie's has just auctioned off Elizabeth Taylor's jewels for a record-breaking $115 million. Many of the pieces sold were given to her by her twice-husband Richard Burton — including the infamous "Elizabeth Taylor Diamond."

While she's remembered for her acting, men, and charity work, Elizabeth Taylor will always be associated with diamonds and opulent jewels. Let's take a look at some of the jewels in her collection and the love stories behind them.

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