Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taylor's $150 M Dollar Jewelry Collection to be Auctioned for AIDS Charities

After learning of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, I scoured the internet to revisit the many iconic images of her in addition to clips from her most memorable movie scenes and loving tributes to her by her fans. Naturally, a reoccurring theme amongst the images were the countless necklaces, rings and dazzling diamonds that were her trademark. Diamonds were her wardrobe.
It's hard to put a price tag on some of the most precious possessions of the icon, but her rivaled collection of jewels have a reported worth of over 150 million dollars. My Fox in Chicago reports that her jewelry will likely go up for auction with the bulk of the proceeds going to support her AIDS foundation as well as the American Foundation for AIDS research. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate her memory.

Elizabeth Taylor is known for being the first public face in Hollywood to outwardly combat the AIDS virus with her unyielding dedication to the cause. She was an active voice for many before it was "cool" for celebrities to promote awareness to a disease that was once so taboo. 
She had a clear love for diamonds and precious gems and it's so wonderful to hear that even after her passing, her treasures will in their own way help a cause that she held so dear to her heart.

Here is a clip from today's "Good Morning America" with Taylor showing Barbra Walters her amazing stash.

I feel a "Breakfast at Tiffany's The House of Taylor" moment coming on. They are just about a block away... ~vK

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