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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kim Kardashian Buys Jade Bracelets at Elizabeth Taylor Auction

The Jade bracelets by Lorraine Schwartz.

NEW YORK - Kim Kardashian purchased three jade bracelets created by Los Angeles jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz during the second day of the Elizabeth Taylor auction at Chrstie’s New York. Schwartz, a friend of both the reality TV star and the famous actress and humanitarian, was at the auction and purchased the jewelry for Kardashian. They were sold in one lot for $64,900, well above the high $8,000 estimate.

Schwartz said Taylor wore the white, black and lavender bangles nearly every day, particularly in the latter part of her life.

She also said that Kardashian was going to buy those same bangles directly from her but really wanted the pair that Taylor actually wore.

“She loved those bangles for a long time,” Schwartz said. “She bought them because they’re Elizabeth’s.”

Schwartz is known for creating jewelry for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Taylor and Kardashian.

Kardashian, who was the last person to interview Taylor, said by phone that she admired the movie star and jewelry lover. She also spoke about the power of Jade.

“If you have a piece of jade, the energy goes into the piece and you absorb the energy,” Kardashian said. “So I can feel Elizabeth in the piece.”

She added, “Elizabeth Taylor is iconic. She is my idol and my icon.”