Need to make a quick $116 million? Just sell off a collection of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry.
On Tuesday night, Christie's auctioned the iconic actress's legendary collection. The night set a record for the most money spent on a private jewelry collection, ending with a total $115,932,000, says the Telegraph. That figure is more than double the previous record, with the Duchess of Windsor's jewelry collection earning $50 million at auction in 1987. Furthermore, this new record-breaking total was just for one night and only 80 items being sold. The jewelry auction is set to continue tonight, with clothing, accessories, art, and memorabilia to be sold later in the week. Part of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. More on the auction >> Posted 12.14.11 by Mandy