Friday, December 16, 2011
If You Could Have, Would You Have Bought A Liz Taylor Gem?
If you like really nice gems, then we are assuming, you would die to own a piece of Hollywood history, right?
And if those sparklers came from the jewelry box of legendary Elizabeth Taylor, well, then, it's a no-brainer.
The bidding at Christie's New York is now over. The Elizabeth Taylor jewelry auction smashed records with nearly $116 million in sales! And Merry Christmas to you.
Please, just one beautiful colored bauble would have been plenty for us.
Yes...if we could have, we would have ponied up some major $$$$ for a little piece of iconic Hollywood's Golden Age, when movie stars were, just that----movie stars, with all the glitz and glamour befitting royalty.
So, what celebrities took home a little Liz Taylor?
We know that reality star Kim Kardashian was quick to bid and win 3 Lorraine Schwartz bangles, spending $64,900 for the striking jade bracelets. "It’s not just a piece of jewelry," Kim K. told InStyle.com. "She wore them constantly during the final years of her life and I believe they carry her spirit."
We think this is a savvy business investment on Kim's part.
The New York Post also reports that Bulgari anonymously bought back a stunning $20 million worth of jewels, including a 52.72-carat sapphire-and-diamond sautoir for $5.9 million and an emerald-and-diamond necklace for $6.1 million.
Wow---what an amazing collection of jewlery by an equally amazing woman.