Elizabeth Taylor jewelry: Will Kim Kardashian or Beyoncé next be wearing her diamonds and pearls – or will a billionaire collector hide them from the world?
With her movie star glamour and love of the luxe life, Elizabeth Taylor gave meaning to the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Her passing on March 23 left a palpable vacuum: Who can possibly assume such a glittering mantle?
Now that Ms. Taylor’s treasured collection of pricey baubles is on a world tour with Christie’s, destined for their New York auction on December 13 and 14, the opportunity exists for some tastemaker to spring for jewels that are almost as famous as the woman who wore them.
The thing is, many of today’s celebrities borrow their jewels for red carpet events like the Academy Awards. For the most part, they don’t swan around in their own diamonds, opting instead to adorn themselves with loaned Harry Winston rocks.