Time to Sell the Gold

Like Elizabeth Taylor, my mother loved jewelry. For her legacy, I bargain. Employees took calls from bidders during Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry.

BY FRED A. BERNSTEIN A writer in New York who is a frequent contributor to The New York Times.
SUNDAY REVIEW


‘‘DO you know how to unclasp this?” asked the jeweler on West 47th Street in Manhattan, holding a gold bracelet. Instantly, I flashed back to my childhood. Yes, I knew how to unclasp it. Because I was inquisitive and clumsy as a boy, my mother taught...

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