Three diamond jewelry pieces from the Elizabeth Collection, each inspired by Dame Elizabeth Taylor, were featured in Christie’s Oct. 11 Magnificent Jewels auction in New York and sold for approximately $185,000.
“The three lots showcased in ‘Magnificent Jewels’ and sold at auction were the first of a series of unique Elizabeth brand pieces to be designed and sold at Christie’s fine jewelry auctions,” said Jack Abramov, president and chief executive officer. “We believe the sales are a testament to Dame Elizabeth’s enduring love for magnificent jewelry design and underscore the global marketability of the Elizabeth brand in collectable fine jewels.”
The Elizabeth Collection is one of several jewelry lines created and manufactured by House of Taylor Jewelry, Inc., a Los Angeles-based international jewelry company whose principal shareholders include entities owned Taylor, Kathy Ireland, and members of the Abramov family
The three Elizabeth Collection jewels sold at auction by Christie’s were:
* A cultured pearl and diamond ring for $5,040 – set with a cultured pearl, measuring approximately 17 mm, within a pavé-set rose-cut diamond surround and half-hoop, mounted in 18k white gold
* A diamond and sapphire pendant necklace for $60,000 – designed as a cross pendant, centering upon a circular-cut sapphire, to the twin-row rose-cut diamond bars, enhanced at the cardinal points by a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond, with a collet-set diamond neckchain, pendant mounted in platinum and neck-chain-mounted in 18k white gold
* A pair of diamond and ruby ear pendants for $120,000 – each pear-shaped ruby surmount suspending an articulated cascade of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, with graduated pear-shaped ruby terminals, mounted in platinum
Additional series of Elizabeth Collection jewels are being scheduled to be featured by Christie’s for auction in cities around the world, including Geneva and Hong Kong.