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Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:45 am

“My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring and I was hooked,” explained Elizabeth Taylor to a journalist who asked about her love of jewelry.  Although she might have been joking, there is a lot of truth in her humor.  Taylor’s collection is a sparkling scrapbook of her life from chock-full 1950s gold charm bracelets to a Loree Rodkin sapphire set she received from Elton John on her eightieth birthday.  The most stunning pieces were gifts from her true love Richard Burton.  Here we take a look at some of the best and the brightest jewels in the collection to be sold at Christie’s in New York on December 13 and 14.

— Marion Fasel

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