Monthly Archives: June 2015

Kim Kardashian Buys Diamond Bracelets that Belonged to Elizabeth Taylor

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who interviewed Elizabeth Taylor for Harper’s Bazaar in February, reportedly paid $65,000 for some of Taylor’s diamond bangle bracelets at last week’s record-breaking auction of the late actress’ jewelry and clothing.
According to blogs, Kardashian chose three jade and diamond bracelets by celebrity jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz.
Taylor’s jewelry brought in a total of $118 million, making it the most expensive private collection of jewels ever auctioned.
Many of the pieces sold for millions above their pre-sale estimates, such as the Krupp diamond ring, which had been expected to sell for $2.5-$3.5 million but eventually went for over $8.8 million.

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Henry Sapiecha

Elizabeth Taylor’s Taj Mahal Diamond at Center of Legal Dispute

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Elizabeth Taylor‘s heart-shaped diamond, known as the “Taj Mahal”, is at the center of a legal battle between the trustees of the actress’ estate and Christie’s auction house, LA Times reports. The stone was sold for more than $8 million to an anonymous buyer in 2011.

The dispute focuses on an inscription on the piece that bears the name of a Mughal emperor’s wife. Months after the diamond’s sale, the buyer demanded that the sale be canceled based on the buyer’s contention that the stone was not from the Mughal period.

Christie’s agreed to cancel the sale, and demanded  that Taylor’s trust return more than $7 million it received from the sale. The trustees allege the auction house has violated its agreement to auction off the estate and did so only to appease a “VIP customer”.

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Henry Sapiecha