A selection of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewel collection is to be sold at auction in December. Included in the 269 pieces to go under the hammer are Elizabeth’s 33.19 carat white diamond ring, a gift from the firth husband Richard Burton – which is estimated to be sold for £1.6m to £2.2m, the actress’ two wedding rings from her two marriages to Burton, three diamond rings Elizabeth won in a game of ping-pong and a stunning 8.24 carat ruby and diamond ring Burton placed in Elizabeth’s Christmas stocking in 1968. You can say a lot about Richard Burton but he did give Elizabeth beautiful gifts.
The jewel collection is now going on a three-month global tour starting in Moscow on 13 September before ending in New York City and the Christie’s auction on 13 December. Just in time for that last minute Christmas shop fellas!