Today was an incredibly Silver Lined day: a fancy schmancy luncheon hosted by Christie’s and held at MOCA in Los Angeles to view Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry (prior to auction)…with girlfriends. A day doesn’t really get better than that, if you ask me!
The exhibit was incredible. I found it to be wonderfully respectful of both Elizabeth Taylor AND her “old friends” (as she referred to her jewelry). In addition to her jewelry, other items (including fine and decorative arts as well as film memorabilia) were on display.
Elizabeth Taylor’s lifetime of fun and love and laughter was evident throughout the exhibit. This was a woman who received a set of rubies for swimming laps. And won a diamond ring from Ping-Pong with her husband. And found a perfect pearl in the mouth of her puppy. (I’ve been searching through Buzz’s mouth since I got home. Nada..yet.)
The good news is that the HOTY (a/k/a Husband of the Year) has plenty of time to peruse the catalog before the Auction of The Legendary Jewels on December 13th and 14th. I love the fact that it takes not one, but TWO days to auction Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry. By the way, my birthday is on December 18th, so the timing is perfect!
If you are interested in viewing the items for sale, they will be on exhibition December 1st through 12th at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of them and to love them.
– Elizabeth Taylor