One summer in the late 70′s we had a house guest on the vineyard who had just come from visiting Elizabeth Taylor at her home in L.A. The guest, a friend of my mother’s, told us that she and her friend Liz sat on the floor like school girls going through Taylor’s jewelry that she kept under her bed. “She had diamonds the size of quail eggs” she said.
And now the famed jewels will be auctioned next week at Christie’s. I am working on a gift post and have been asking friends what is on their Christmas list- a piece from the sale tops many.
Supposedly Dame Elizabeth swam in her jewelry which I think is wonderful. Keeping them in a vault just for special occasions is not very modern. I hope the pieces are bought for women who will love and wear them as much as Liz did.