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    Elizabeth Taylor's "The Mike Todd Tiara," estimated at $60,000 - $80,000, is shown in this ph...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s “The Mike Todd Tiara,” estimated at $60,000 - $80,000, is shown in this photograph at Christie’s, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Christie’s auction house is selling her complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's "La Peregrina," an early 16th century pearl, ruby and diamond necklace by ...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s “La Peregrina,” an early 16th century pearl, ruby and diamond necklace by Cartier, that was gift from Richard Burton and estimated at $2,000,000 - $3,000,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's emerald and diamond necklace and pendant, attached at the bottom, part of ...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s emerald and diamond necklace and pendant, attached at the bottom, part of a suite by BVLGARI, a gift of Richard Burton. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's ruby and diamond necklace, a gift of Mike Todd, estimated at $200,000 - $3...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby and diamond necklace, a gift of Mike Todd, estimated at $200,000 - $300,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    "The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond" from her estate, a 33.19 carat, D color, VS1 claity, a gift of Ric...

    “The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond” from her estate, a 33.19 carat, D color, VS1 claity, a gift of Richard Burton, estimated at $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Another view of "The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Another view of “The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's diamond, emerald and gold "Snake" bracelet watch, by BVLGARI, circa 1961, ...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond, emerald and gold “Snake” bracelet watch, by BVLGARI, circa 1961, estimated at $12,000 - $15,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Another view of the "Snake" bracelet watch. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Another view of the “Snake” bracelet watch. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627 - 1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Ca...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s “The Taj Mahal Diamond,” circa 1627 - 1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972. It is estimated at $300,000 - $500,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Another view of "The Taj Majal Diamond." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Another view of “The Taj Majal Diamond.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's diamond and multi-colored sapphire "Ball" ear clips, from JARS, estimated ...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and multi-colored sapphire “Ball” ear clips, from JARS, estimated at $100,000 - $150,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's "The Prince of Wales Brooch," estimated at $400,000 - $600,000. (AP Photo/...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s “The Prince of Wales Brooch,” estimated at $400,000 - $600,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Elizabeth Taylor's gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th ...

    Elizabeth Taylor’s gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th centuries, a gift from the estate of Edith Head. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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    Part of a Suite of Kunzite, amethyst and diamond “Triphanes” jewelry by Van Cleef &am...

    Part of a Suite of Kunzite, amethyst and diamond “Triphanes” jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels. It is estimated at $70,000 – $100,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)