Elizabeth Taylor's stunning jewelry collection of 269 pieces valued at $30 million was auctioned off at Christie's in NYC December 13th-14th. Famous for her beauty, marriages, divorces and famous friends, she also had an affair with jewelry ever since she was a child. Her collection is amazing and I couldn't imagine owning anything close to these beautiful pieces!
"I feel as though I'm only the custodian of my jewelry. When I die and they go off to auction I hope whoever buys them gives them a really good home." -Elizabeth Taylor
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I LOVE this gold necklace featuring ivory opera passes circa 18th and 19th century. A gift from the Estate of Edith Head. Even back then, creative DIY charms were popular.
Yes, even the famous Elizabeth Taylor had a charm bracelet she adored! We know I'm naming this my favorite piece. A charm bracelet given by Richard Burton. One of the 20 charms is a locket that opens to reveal four medallions, each one engraved with the name and birth date of one of Taylor's children.
For a Secret Best Friend
Another fun and meaningful bracelet I had the honor of putting together for a customer. Although she would like the best friend who is receiving this bracelet to be anonymous for now, her ideas and design for this piece is something to be told. Included are the BF favorite colors, interests and highlights of her life. Excited to wrap this gift up and have it sent to my client. I can't wait till she receives it!
I don't know about you but the Holidays crept up on me (like it does every year). Besides making jewelry as gifts for my closest and dearest friends, one of the exciting parts for me is looking towards the New Year. I'm very thankful to have the success and customers that I've had this past year and always looking forward to see what's in the works for the future. When shopping for gifts, one thing I always keep in mind is thought. When I think of my friends and family, I think of what they love, their interests, their surroundings or possible experiences you've had with them. Gift shopping shouldn't be a stressing task and you'd be surprise at how much a small and thoughtful gift will do for someone. Don't forget words are just as powerful! Cards with a simple 'thank you' for being such a good friend goes a long way. Just something I'd like to pass along for anyone who may need help for gift giving.