After a buyer asked to cancel the sale, this answer is unclear.
Elizabeth Taylor had a large jewelry and art collection when she died.
The heart-shaped Taj Mahal diamond was one the pieces.
It was a present from Richard Burton when she turned 40.
According to a Variety article titled “Elizabeth Taylor’s Estate Sues Christie’s Again Over ‘Taj Mahal’ Diamond,” this piece was sold by Christie’s after her death to an anonymous bidder for $8 million.
A few months after the purchase, the buyer requested the sale be canceled.
There was some lingering question over whether the diamond was owned by the emperor who built the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan.
What happened next?
Christie’s attempted to satisfy the wishes of the customer, but the trust over Taylor’s estate would not return the $8 million.
The trust claims Christie’s was not required to meet this request.
The trust also claims Christie’s is unlawfully holding the $2.9 million proceeds of a Bulgarian ring, as well as other items as collateral to force the estate to meet their wishes.
In 2015, the trust decided to sue Christie’s and the case is now in mediation.
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Reference: Variety (May 11, 2017) “Elizabeth Taylor’s Estate Sues Christie’s Again Over ‘Taj Mahal’ Diamond”