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The magnificent jewel collection of Dame Elizabeth Taylor was auctioned yesterday to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation in accordance with the late actresses will.  Practically all the jewels sold well over the prices that they were expected to go for.  The top item was the magnificent necklace that contains the La Peregrina pearl which was once owned by Mary Tudor and was long possessed by Queens of Spain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16161592

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How Elizabeth Taylor end up with that?

And congratulations on creating the 4,000th thread in Theodore's Royalty and Monarchy Forum! You win absolutely nothing!

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Thanks for the fabulous prize KYM.

Elizabeth Taylor received the pearl from Richard Burton, and then had the necklace it was set in drastically changed to the present design.  In addition to buying jewels herself, and receiving many gifts from her various husbands, one of the biggest contributors to her collection was Michael Jackson who bought her many jewels.  Her jewelery collection exceeds the collections of many royals, and contains many items that were once owned by royals and nobles.

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Well, she did play Cleopatra VII in the most expensive movie ever made....
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I really tried to watch that movie all the way through, honest.  I just couldn't get into it.  At one point while she was giving Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) an interminable earful I left my apartment and took a walk while the DVD was still playing.  I came back and she was still yelling, but at Mark Antony (Richard Burton).  I gave up...but I suppose it did give me some understanding of how difficult Cleopatra must have been for the two most powerful men of her time to deal with...

I like Elizabeth Taylor but had to conclude that that particular film deserved its bad reputation.
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It was way to long.  They could have edited out an hour from it. 

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Her jewels brought in around $115 million.  Besides the "La Peregrina" pearl, also included was a diamond brooch previously owned by the Duchess of Windsor.


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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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