The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
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The collection of Elizabeth Taylor

The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Following a world tour, the Christie’s collection of more than 2,000 pieces of Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia is now on view in New York. The show serves as a preview to an upcoming four-day auction of the late actress’ prized possessions, starting on Dec. 13. Richard Burton gave her perhaps the most historic gem of the collection -- La Peregrina (above), a large, 16th century pear-shaped pearl that was once owned by King Philip II of Spain. The famous piece is expected to fetch $3 million at the auction. Click ahead to see more. (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
One of the Oscars won by Elizabeth Taylor(Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A white feather evening cape by Chris Levin. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Dresses owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display in New York. (Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Dresses owned by Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s. (Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor‘s gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th centuries, was a gift from the estate of Edith Head. It is estimated at $1,500 to $2,000.  (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
“The Prince of Wales Brooch,” estimated at $400,000 to $600,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Diamond and multi-colored sapphire “Ball” ear clips, from JARS, estimated at $100,000 to $150,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A jacket called “The Face.” (Facundo Arrizabalaga / AFP / Getty Images)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
“The Mike Todd Tiara,” estimated at $60,000 to $80,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Ruby and diamond necklace, a gift of Mike Todd, estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Part of a suite of kunzite, amethyst and diamond “Triphanes” jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels. It is estimated at $70,000 to $100,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Diamond and sapphire necklace and earrings of Mouaward. (Misha Japaridze / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Andy Warhol‘s “Liz” is estimated at $50,000.  (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Vue de l’Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy.” (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
So-called Grandmother’s Necklace, left, and Grandmother’s Earrings of Van Cleef & Arpels. (Misha Japaridze / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Diamond, emerald and gold “Snake” bracelet watch, by Bvlgari, circa 1961, estimated at $12,000 to $15,000. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
“The Taj Mahal Diamond,” circa 1627 to 1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972. It is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000.  (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Dresses from the Elizabeth Taylor collection.  (Misha Japaridze / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
“The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond,” 33.19 carats, was a gift from Richard Burton, and worn by Elizabeth Taylor almost every day. The piece is expected to fetch $3.5 million.  (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Chanel ballgown, cape, shoes and a matching clutch bag. (Christie’s / EPA)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A suite of ruby and diamond jewelry by Cartier given to Elizabeth Taylor by husband Mike Todd in August 1957.  (Christie’s / EPA)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A Valentino red velvet and satin ball gown with scarlet and beaded satin evening bag. (Christie’s / EPA)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
“The Bvlgari Emerald Suite": The necklace is estimated to reach $1.5 million at auction, the pendant $700,000, the ring $800,000, the bracelet $500,000 and the earrings $200,000. (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A Tiziani Black Velvet “Scorpio” evening cape (estimated $2,000 to $3,000), left, and a Chanel ballgown, cape, shoes, and matching clutch bag (estimated $6,000 to $8,000). (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
A “Valentino Black Lace Stage Gown” is expected to fetch $1,500 to $2,000. (Akira Suemori / Associated Press)
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