Although iconic Elizabeth Taylor passed away in March at 79, her legacy, not to mention jewelry, will live forever. Her elaborate jewelry collection fetched $115 million at Christie's which included more than $11.8 million for a pearl necklace!
According to The Washington Times, the 33.19 carat diamond ring ex-husband Richard Burton gave her brought in $8.8 million. It was purchased by a private buyer in Asia.
The legendary pearl, diamond and ruby necklace was purchased at auction for $37,000 in 1969 by Richard and was estimated to rake in between two and three million dollars. Well, the final bid of nearly $12 million certainly left jaws dropping!
Part of the proceeds from the Cleopatra actress' collection will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.