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Reports of the auction of Elizabeth Taylor's estate this week all focus on the idea that the baubles, trinkets and voluminous silk kaftans "tell the story of her life and loves". And, of course, they do. The dozens of breathtaking jewels are a testament to her captivating beauty as a young woman, one any man would bankrupt himself for. Elizabeth Taylor was not someone who could be fobbed off with a Tiffany key ring.

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A priceless chance to buy Liz Taylor's jewels

They will surely be the most glistening and glamorous sales of the season. With grieving for the movie star Elizabeth Taylor, who died on 23 March, barely over, Christie's has announced plans for a series of auctions featuring some of the late actress's belongings and, notably, her jewellery.

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A collection of passionate letters from a young Elizabeth Taylor to her first love are to be sold at auction.

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From giant gems to huge homes: Taylor's billion-dollar legacy

It is a fortune that even Cleopatra might have blushed at. Elizabeth Taylor, who immortalised the amorous pharaoh in the lavish 1963 movie of the same name, died leaving behind enough money to buy a pyramid or three of her own with personal riches estimated at up to $1bn (£625m), it was claimed yesterday.

Elizabeth Taylor buried alongside Richard Burton love letter

Elizabeth Taylor was buried alongside her last ever love letter from Richard Burton.

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