So as some of you may know, the beautiful Elizabeth Taylors extensive jewel collection was recently at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza. The jewels (and some couture clothing) were on display for a short while for the public to view, and recently, there was an online auction.
This is a big deal in my world. Big jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor…enough said. I mean, this is the woman who had TWO full sets of Louis Vuitton luggage, which all bore the same violet luggage tag, which simply read “Mine.” A moment of silence for Ms. Taylor and her extreme fabulous-ness.
So, I badly wanted to go see said jewels. At first glance, Christie’s website reads that all viewings are free and open to the public. Score! I texted my new New York girlfriend and made plans immediately. The morning of our trip, I decided to do a bit more digging, just to be sure. Lucky, I did.
Sadly, there was a $30 charge to see Ms. Taylor’s jewels. And even more sadly, that just isn’t in our budget at the moment. I was crushed.
Luckily, we passed Christie’s this past weekend and I got to see their display windows all done up in honor of Elizabeth Taylor. It was very cool. And I did check out the online listing and her collection was absolutely staggering. I heard that Bvlgari bought back the items which were originally purchased from them. I like the full-circle quality of that.
Maybe my next fabulous New York outing will actually happen. Here’s hoping!