Elizabeth Taylor's jewels
Part of a suite of kunzite, amethyst, and diamond 'Triphanes' jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, from Elizabeth Taylor's estate, is shown at Christie's in New York on Sept. 1. It is estimated at $70,000 – $100,000. Christie’s auction house is selling her complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14.
Gold: A Test of Mettle
In Congo, where violent conflict centers on control of natural resources, gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit.
Gold turtles and toads are displayed at a jewelery shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 21. Gold prices hit record highs for a fifth session and silver rallied to its strongest since 1980 as the dollar slid to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies and oil prices rallied.