Elizabeth Taylor: jewels weren’t her career, but they made her star sparkle even brighter.

Sotheby's has just auctioned off Elizabeth Taylor's treasure chest (no pun intended) of jewels. The booty (sorry!) fetched $117 million, including a necklace that features a 16th Century pearl, La Peregrina, which  had was once painted by 17th Century Spanish artist Velazquez. That alone sold for $11.8 million, which is a record for the gem. […]