Online-only portion added to Liz Taylor auction

Elizabeth Taylor's ruby and diamond necklace, a gift of Mike Todd, estimated at $200,000 - $300,000, is shown in this photograph at Christie's, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2001. Christie?s auction house is selling her complete jewelry collection in New York on Dec. 13-14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Richard Drew

Christie's auction house has added a special online-only component to its upcoming Elizabeth Taylor sale that will feature 950 items, with estimates ranging from $100-$200 for an art deco bracelet to $15,000 for a white gold and diamond necklace.

Highlights of the online-only auction went on view Monday on the fashion website Moda Operandi.

Elizabeth Taylor's jewels
Pictures: Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011
Pictures: Elizabeth Taylor's glamorous style

The auction house said it expects the online-only and live auctions to exceed a total of $50 million.

The star of such films as "Cleopatra" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" amassed one of the foremost jewelry collections in the world, including a 33.19-carat diamond ring and a 16th century pear-shaped pearl from one of her seven husbands, Richard Burton.

Taylor died in March at age 79.

All items in four categories - fine jewelry, fashion and accessories, costume jewelry and decorative arts and memorabilia - will be featured on Christie's website, beginning Friday. The online sale runs Dec. 3-17.

The auction house said the sale was its first exclusively online-only auction, which will offer continuous bidding during the two-week period.

After registering, potential online auction bidders can choose from Chanel clip earrings estimated at $100 to a necklace set with 126 circular-cut diamonds mounted in 18-carat white gold, estimated to sell for $10,000-$15,000.

The online sale also includes 22 handbags by Dior and Valentino, 500 pieces of fine and costume jewelry and 400 more designer fashion items.

Christie's Dec. 13-16 live auctions feature more than 1,000 items, including the 33.19-carat diamond set in a platinum ring that Burton purchased for Taylor in 1968 for $305,000. It's expected to fetch $2.5 million to $3.5 million at the Dec. 13 evening sale of her most iconic jewelry pieces.