Elizabeth Taylor diamond necklace to auction for $15,000?

An array of late Hollywood actor Elizabeth Taylor's possessions, including a valuable diamond necklace, are to cross the block at Julien's Auctions on October 12.

Elizabeth Taylor auction
Elizabeth Taylor was one of the great actors of Hollwood's Golden Age. A former child star, she became renowned for both her acting talent and beauty, as well as her seven marriages

Valued at $10,000-15,000, Taylor's 18-karat gold necklace, which is set with dazzling diamonds, topaz and peridot, is offered alongside a pair of matching earrings, from the collection of an anonymous former employee.

The famous falcon headdress Taylor wore in the 1963 film Cleopatra (which boasts the 15th largest film budget of all time) is also set to star on October 12.

Estimated to be worth $2,000-3,000, the feathered headdress helped secure an Academy Award for costume design.

A Chris Levin-designed spaghetti strap gown and a bolero jacket, which Taylor wore to ex-husband Richard Burton's 50th birthday party, are also expected to make $2,000-3,000.

Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia remains hugely popular at auction. In June 2013, the actor's first wedding dress sold for �121,875 ($188,175). Estimated at �50,000, the sale price represented a strong 144% increase.

Taylor, who passed away in 2011 aged 79, is synonymous with Hollywood excess.

The star's long term drug dependency, tumultuous personal relationships and ostentatious sense of style all contributed to a legacy that is as dramatic as it is glamorous.

A Taylor and Burton biopic, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Taylor and Dominic West as Burton, entitled Furious Love, is scheduled for release on July 22.

Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles, we currently have a stand of Taylor's hair in stock.

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