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Elizabeth Taylor's iconic jewelry collection is going up on the auctioning block in December and more details have emerged about which pieces of the collection are up for grabs.

The actress had passion for diamonds and jewels, many of which were given to her by the great loves of her life. Taylor amassed one of the foremost jewelry collections in the world, including a 33.19 carat diamond ring and a 16th century pear-shaped pearl from one of her seven husbands, Richard Burton. He purchased it for Taylor in 1969 as a Valentine's Day gift.

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Months after her death, Elizabeth Taylor is still making a big impact and her prized jewelry collection is coveted by many who were willing to pay the high price.

The actress' infamous jewelry collection was auctioned off in New York on December 13 at Christie's auction house for a record-setting $115 million.

Kim Kardashian appears in a promotional image for Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2011. - Provided courtesy of E!

Kim Kardashian often admitted being a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor and the actress' vast collection of jewelry and now, Kardashian owns a few of Taylor's prized jewels.

The reality star reportedly bought a set of Lorraine Schwartz jade bangles for $64,000 at an auction of Taylor's jewelry at Christie's auction house on December 13. The actress' jewels sold for a record-setting $115 million.

Elizabeth Taylor with William Pawley Jr. in an undated photo from 1949. - Provided courtesy of RR Auction

Handwritten love letters from a then 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor were sold at the New Hampshire-based RR Auction on Thursday for $47,652, according to a press release from the company.

The auction featured over 60 love letters handwritten by Taylor during 1949 to fiancÚ William Pawley, Jr. Pawley, the son of a wealthy American businessman and ambassador, was recently revealed as her first fiancÚ.

Michael Jackson announces his This Is It London concert series on March 5, 2009. After he died on June 25 of that year, his mother sued promoter AEG Live over alleged civil negligence in relation to his death. - Provided courtesy of Richard Young / Startraksphoto.com

Michael Jackson is still proving to be a top-selling artist even years after his death.

The King of Pop landed in the No. 1 spot on Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities, which was released on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The singer beat out celebs like Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor to claim the top spot.

Elizabeth Taylor appears in a still from her 1963 film, Cleopatra. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Elizabeth Taylor has topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, surpassing Michael Jackson.

The estate of the Hollywood film legend, who died of congestive heart failure at age 79 on March 23, 2011, pulled in $210 million over the past year, according to Forbes magazine. Much of the income was from the Christie's auction of her jewelry collection, costumes and artwork.

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler appear in an official photo from the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz & Dick. - Provided courtesy of Richard McLaren / Lifetime

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler appear as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in newly released stills from the Lifetime TV movie, 'Liz & Dick.'

The Lifetime Original Movie is set to premiere on the cable network on November 3, 2012.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown in costume for her character in the 1957 film Raintree County. - Provided courtesy of AP

Elizabeth Taylor was honored on the one-year anniversary of her death with a presence in various Gay Pride parades.

The Hollywood film legend, who died of congestive heart failure at age 79 on March 23, 2011, was famous for her AIDS activism and philanthropic work. The largest global AIDS organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) honored her with the first-ever AIDS-themed float in the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in January.

Lindsay Lohan and her lawyer, Shawn Holley (left), appear at a Los Angeles court on Dec. 14, 2011 for the actress first progress report under new requirements of her probation after serving a short jail stint for violating it. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Lindsay Lohan is in legal trouble again.

The 25-year-old actress owes the federal government almost $94,000 in unpaid taxes, the Associated Press reported, adding that a lien seeking payment for the 2009 tax year was recently filed. Earlier this week, a celebrity photographer sued the actress, saying he was injured when her driver hit him with his vehicle as he tried to take pictures of Lohan in Hollywood in 2010.

Elizabeth Taylor appears in a promotional image for Cleopatra in 1963. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79, her publicist confirmed.

Taylor died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by her children Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.

The pool outside Elizabeth Taylors Bel Air home is seen in this photo provided by David Mossler of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills. - Provided courtesy of David Mossler/ Teles Properties, Beverly Hills / elizabethtaylorestate.com See photos of Elizabeth Taylor's house in Bel Air, California, which was put on sale for $8.6 million in spring 2011. The iconic actress lived in the home from the 1980s until her death in March 2011 at age 79.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown in costume for her character in the 1957 film Raintree County. - Provided courtesy of AP

Elizabeth Taylor accumulated a lot of riches in her career and her jewelry, art, designer clothing and memorabilia will be put on the auction block in December, following a three-month international tour.

Christie's auction house announced on Wednesday that the actress' most prized possessions will go on tour in September, stopping in Moscow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The collection will then arrive in New York where an exhibition will take place from December 3-10. The auction will run from December 13-16.


Elizabeth Taylor's former rival, actress Debbie Reynolds, says she is glad the Hollywood legend is out of her pain and adds that she is "in a better place."

Taylor died on Wednesday, March 23, at age 79 after being hospitalized for congestive heart failure. Throughout her life, the actress had seven husbands, including Eddie Fisher, who was previously married to Reynolds.

Colin Farrell in a scene from Phonebooth. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Colin Farrell says he misses his friend Elizabeth Taylor, a week after he recited a poem of her choice at her funeral.

The Hollywood film legend died at age 79 on Wednesday, March 23, and was laid to rest a day later at a private memorial service at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Los Angeles.

James Dean appears in a still from his 1955 film, East of Eden. - Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/Floyd McCarty

Elizabeth Taylor revealed in an interview 14-years ago that "Rebel Without a Cause" actor James Dean had been molested as a child, The Daily Beast reports.

The screen legend passed away on Wednesday, but details from a 1997 interview where she discussed her AIDS activism and James Dean were revealed on Friday, as Taylor had made the interviewer promise to keep it off the record until her death.


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