Gold: Jeweler Angelique Knafo Wins Three Liz Taylor Pieces at Christie’s Auction

Eye on the PrizesWhen Angélique Knafo, designer and co-owner behind 15-year-old American brand Angélique de Paris, heard about Christie’s auction of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor in late 2011, one thought came to mind: “I wouldn’t want to be bidding against me,” she tells JCK.The Liz Taylor fan—Knafo bought her book Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair With Jewelry soon after it was published in 2002—says there was “no question” whether she and husband Philippe Renaud would bid on pieces. It was only a matter of which pieces.Van Cleef & Arpels 18k yellow gold, chrysoprase, and diamond earrings (Lot 1407)She purchased the boxed set of auction catalogs in December, and homed in on three lots, including her “top two favorites,” a bracelet and a watch. The morning of the bracelet sale, Knafo, from the comfort of her office, complete with a big-screen TV ideal for w

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