David Beckham to buy Liz Taylor jewels for wife?

English soccer player David Beckham arrives with his wife Victoria Beckham for the wedding service of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey, London, April 29, 2011.
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NEW YORK - (CBS) If the British tabloids are right, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is about to get some major bling.

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Published reports say that her husband, soccer star David Beckham, is prepared to spend up to 2.9 million pounds on jewelry for his wife from the collection of the late film legend Elizabeth Taylor.

Taylor, known for her fabulous jewels, died in March at age 79. Her jewelry, art, designer clothing and other memorabilia will sold at auction Dec. 13-16 at Christie's in New York. It will tour the country for two months before the auction.

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition admissions and publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Beckham and the singer known as "Posh" Spice have been married since 1999. They have four children, including daughter Harper Seven, who was born in July. Harper Seven has three brothers.

The 36-year-old Beckham, who models as well as plays soccer for the L.A. Galaxy, told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres last week that he would welcome a fifth child.

  • CBS News Staff

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