Zsa Zsa Gabor's diamond necklace could fetch up to $1.5 million

A diamond necklace owned by the late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is expected to sell for between $1.2 and $1.5 million at auction.

Forbes reported on Friday that the stunning necklace, made by Harry Winston in 1964, features 66 carats of diamonds – some weighing as much as 8 carats – and ranging in quality from F to I with a clarity of VVS2.

The necklace will be auctioned by Bonhams in New York on December 4. The auctioneer will organize previews in a number of cities including Los Angeles, Hong Kong and New York, prior to the auction date.

Zsa Zsa Gabor came from a family with three sisters whose Hungarian mother was a jeweller. All three sisters became actresses including Zsa Zsa, who starred in a number of films including the original Moulin Rouge in 1952. She died last year at the age of 99. According to Forbes:

Gabor was known for her extravagant lifestyle, her love of diamonds and jewelry and for her nine marriages.  She was often quoted by the media on her love of jewelry, including the sentence, “I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”