City Beat: Elizabeth Taylor's engagement ring, jewels on display
February 20, 2013 | 9:47
Starting Wednesday, Bulgari will welcome the public to a small
exhibit on its boutique's second floor featuring eight signature pieces
of jewelry once owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
Bulgari reacquired them after Taylor's death — in particular, spending many millions of dollars at a 2011 Christie's auction.
Among the pieces are emeralds and diamonds galore, in the engagement
ring Richard Burton gave to Taylor and a brooch and necklace he also bought for her. The brooch
and necklace each went for more than $6 million at Christie's.
There are no visible price tags at Bulgari, and Taylor's jewels are
not for sale. But Bulgari expects many people will want to see them while
they're on display, through March 10.
It may be possible to walk in off the street, but making an
appointment is best, the staff says. The phone number for Bulgari in
Beverly Hills is (310) 858-9216.
Look for my next City Beat on Elizabeth Taylor's jewels.
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