Elizabeth Taylor Jewels and Wedding Ring on Tour
The Queen of Diamonds, Elizabeth Taylor, was easily was one the greatest actresses of all time best known for her leading roles in Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Sadly, Liz departed this world earlier this year to join her bestie, Michael Jackson, in celeb rehab heaven.
Though the great gift of this woman (aside from her slew) of amazing Hollywood blockbusters, is the gift of her touring heirlooms navigating the country before they go up for auction at Christie’s this December.
This week sparked the American kick-off for the Diamond Queen’s tour of emeralds, rubies, movie memorabilia, and clothes galore.
On tour from Ms. Taylor’s estate aside from beautifully crafted statement jewels are the Elizabeth Taylor wedding ring and wedding dress from her marriage to Richard Burton (well, one of her marriages to him), couture clothing from Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and major fashion labels. These relics have been seen internationally by the likes of such cities as London, Dubai, and Hong Kong.
Be sure to check out Taylor’s beautiful heirlooms when and if they come to a city near you. Once they hit New York, they’ll be sold off to rich élite.
Who knows, maybe you can get your self a piece of the action. Also, a portion of the proceeds goes to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, a great cause that Elizabeth Taylor spent her life’s work dedicated to.
Who Was Elizabeth Taylor?
Elizabeth Taylor, full name Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, was a British-American actress and one of the most iconic and celebrated stars in the history of Hollywood. She was born on February 27, 1932, in Hampstead, London, England, and passed away on March 23, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Taylor began her acting career at a very young age, making her screen debut in the film “There’s One Born Every Minute” (1942) at the age of ten. Her breakthrough role came in 1944 with the movie “National Velvet,” where she played the lead role of Velvet Brown. This role garnered her critical acclaim and established her as a talented actress.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth Taylor starred in numerous successful films, earning a total of five Academy Awards nominations and winning two Oscars for Best Actress. Her Academy Awards wins came for her performances in “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966).
Taylor’s beauty, charm, and remarkable acting skills made her a box-office draw and an idol to millions of fans worldwide. Some of her other notable films include “Giant” (1956), “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958), “Cleopatra” (1963), and “The Taming of the Shrew” (1967).
Aside from her acting career, Elizabeth Taylor was also known for her glamorous and extravagant lifestyle. She was a prominent figure in high society and was often in the public eye for her marriages, friendships with other celebrities, and philanthropic work.
Taylor was a tireless advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and research, co-founding the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Her philanthropic efforts earned her admiration and respect, and she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1993.
Elizabeth Taylor’s impact on the film industry, as well as her status as a cultural icon and fashion symbol, remain enduring. Her contributions to both the world of entertainment and humanitarian causes continue to be remembered and celebrated.
The Elizabeth Taylor Art Auction
Elizabeth Taylor Art Auction – With the recent tour and art auction of Ms. Elizabeth Taylor’s beautiful gems and jewels comes some serious buyers, who had to have their hands or fingers on a piece of the icon’s overly-gaudy collection.
But, who could possibly afford the slew of precious stones once sported by the original Cleopatra? For starters, Real Housewife of New York, Jill Zarin, has been showing off her serious bling.
The $19,000 aquamarine ring surrounded by Taylor’s iconic emblem, snakes, was shown all around the town as Zarin flaunted her flailing finger adorned with her new treasure. One might ask, how did a housewife land such a precious gift from the epitome of class, diamonds, and fierce fashion. Well, according to Zarin, the ring was a gift purchased from Christie’s by Jill Zarin’s husband, Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabrics.
The monumental auction ended in a total sale of $137 million, which fetched collectors, celebutants, and housewives alike to get their paws on one of the Queen of Diamonds’s statement pieces. Other than Zarin, Kim Kardashian made some absorbent purchases at the auction as well. One can only imagine what kind of glimmering gems, the short-lived, newly-divorced reality star took home on her way back to the Dash Store.
This fashion / art blog and fashion related post about Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels wedding ring and art auction was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs and textile gallery which is located in the heart of Mid Town Manhattan, New York City.