Inspired By Cleopatra: For the Benefit of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Lot 348

In 1963 one of the grandest cinematic spectacles of all time, Cleopatra, premiered on the big screen. The historical epic, shot in Rome, took home four Academy Awards® and was the highest grossing flm of the year. It was on the set of the film that the onscreen love affair between Cleopatra and Mark Antony spilled over into real life and its stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Their legendary romance not only captivated the world, it also began their enduring love of Bulgari’s jewelry.

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the epic film Cleopatra, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Bulgari have formed an exclusive partnership to celebrate the film and its iconic stars around the globe. In May of this year, the meticulously restored 243-minute original theatrical version of Cleopatra received a world premier as an official selection of Cannes Classics at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The flm also made its Blu-ray 50th Anniversary Edition debut in 2013, and is complemented by a new book featuring rare images that provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of this legendary film.

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Bulgari, in tribute to the anniversary of Cleopatra and its famous star Elizabeth Taylor, was inspired to custom design the one-of-a-kind pair of earrings, offered here, for the beneft of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The full proceeds from the sale of these exclusive earrings, refective of the dramatic colors and lavish motifs of ancient Egypt, will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation by Bulgari in support of Ms. Taylor’s courageous life’s work in raising awareness and providing care for those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.

About The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF)
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) was established by Elizabeth Taylor in 1991 to raise funds and awareness to fght the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to provide assistance for those living with the virus. With its focus on direct care and prevention education, ETAF provides funding to AIDS organizations throughout the world, pro- viding support services to populations in need.

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Lot 348
Property of Bulgari, Sold to Benefit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Spinel, Turquoise and Diamond Earrings, Bulgari
Estimate: 18,000-22,000 USD