When Elizabeth Taylor‘s long, prolific life—eight marriages, 71 movies, and countless public scandals—ended in March 2011, we were dismayed to realize that diamonds weren’t actually forever. But Christie’s begs to differ. After having exhibited Taylor’s jewelry, fashion accessories, film memorabilia, and fine art in Moscow, London and Dubai, the renowned auction house finally brought the collection to New York. It was announced today that the auction will continue through December 17, starting with a jewelry sale at 8PM (EST) tonight. (That’s in, er, 23 minutes for those of you counting.) Some of the offerings: Taylor’s famous 33.19-carat “everyday” diamond ring, the La Peregrina Pearl once owned by Queen Mary I, and the Taj Mahal Diamond, which belonged to Empress Mumtaz Mahal (for whom the namesake landmark was built).