Taylor auction tells story of life and loves

La Peregrina, left, a Natural Pearl, Diamond and Ruby necklace by Cartier, and a pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond ear pendants by Bulgari are on display during a preview of the full Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in New York. The collection will be up for auction in person and online, a first for Christie's, from Dec. 13-17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

December 1, 2011 8:53:46 PM PST
From the colorful, couture frocks worn during her two weddings with actor Richard Burton, to the dazzling ruby and diamond Cartier jewelry set, a gift from her third husband, film producer Mike Todd, "The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor" on display at Christie's auction house in New York tells a passionate story, spanning seven husbands and nearly five decades.