Style & Beauty

Elizabeth Taylor's Most Memorable Jewelry: A Look Back (PHOTOS)

12/13/2011 09:21am ET | Updated October 11, 2012

In the words of Elizabeth Taylor, "Big girls need big diamonds." And when it came to bling, the late actress possessed some serious show-stoppers, such as a Bulgari emerald and diamond set given to her by husband Richard Burton. Starting Tuesday, the style icon's storied jewelry collection -- along with her couture, costumes, art acquisitions and film memorabilia -- will be sold in a series of auctions at Christie's.

In honor of the big event, we've rounded up some of Taylor's most dazzling jewelry looks. And keep clicking to see the pieces we'd go for, if we had the funds to bid on Liz's legendary treasures (a girl can dream, right?).