Kara Warner
May 16, 2017 08:29 AM

If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of Jackie Collins‘s glamorous legacy, now’s your chance.

Two years after Collins’s life was cut short by breast cancer, her family is continuing to honor the beloved author with an exclusive sale of her prized collections of fine art, sculpture and jewelry that begins today.

PEOPLE recently caught up with Collins’s daughters Tiffany Lerman and Rory Green, who gave us a very special sneak peek of the auction, Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters, which you can see in the video above. The sale will take place at Bonhams Los Angeles May 16 and 17 and online May 18. (A portion of the proceeds will benefit three organizations close to Collins’s heart: the Malala Fund, Equality Now and WriteGirl.)

In the video, Lerman highlights two of her mother’s favorite pieces of jewelry and a special edition Jaguar which Collins purchased and designed herself.


“This is one of my mother’s favorite pieces of jewelry,” Lerman says of the stunning necklace pictured above. “It’s a diamond and emerald necklace that she designed from broaches that were given to her as birthday gifts from our father [Oscar Lerman]. One of her favorite stones is emerald and she used to love to wear this necklace going to the Vanity Fair parties or special occasions, it looked absolutely stunning on her.”


Another prized possession: Jackie’s custom 2002 Jaguar XKR sportscar, which is finished, fittingly, in metallic gold and has only 2,302 miles on it.

“She used the car for special occasions,” says Lerman. “She bought it when she finished one of her books as a special present for herself. She designed all the features entirely at her specification. There are champagne wheels, leather that’s never been used in this type of car before, it’s a beautiful car that hasn’t been driven very much.”

Her sister Rory Green also reveals that their mother had hip taste in music: “She always [played] CDs in the car including Drake, J.Lo, Usher and Justin Bieber!”

Green says she thinks their mother would be thrilled with the auction, as it pays homage to her mother’s wildly creative spirit. “It is a true celebration of her life and her career and a wonderful memento for her devoted fans,” Green says. “It also is a stunning photographic history of her house and collections. She would also love knowing that a percentage of proceeds from the sale will be supporting three amazing causes, Malala Fund, Equality Now & WriteGirl, all advocating for the empowerment of girls and women, a message extremely close to her heart.”

For more information about the auction, visit Bonhams Los Angeles.

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