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Joan Collins reconsidering auctioning off Versace necklace

Joan Collins hopes Dynasty fans will get a big kick out of the items she is putting up for auction.

Joan Collins is having second thoughts about one of the jewellery items she has put up for auction as part of a high-class estate sale, and is hoping to buy back her Versace necklace.

The Dynasty actress has selected a range of personal items, including clothes, jewellery and letters, to be sold at an auction in Beverly Hills, California, and she confesses she had no problems parting with gowns and other keepsakes she has had for years.

"There is just a limited amount to the amount of wardrobe space you have and it wasn't particularly difficult for me to get rid of anything," she told the BBC.

One of the items in question is a black, full-length gown featuring a multi-coloured, jewelled bust and shoulder straps, while another is a red dress with gathered detailing at the bodice and a matching jacket.

During her chat with the outlet, the 82-year-old wore an all-black ensemble with a statement gold necklace, and she admitted that was the one thing she was having doubts about selling.

"This necklace, this is a Versace necklace and I've worn this several times," she continued. "I think it's rather fabulous, it's very dramatic and, yes, I was thinking 'maybe I will buy it back'."

Fans of the classic 1980s soap, in which Joan played the scheming Alexis Carrington, will be in their element when the Julien's Auction sale begins next week (16Dec15), because Joan is selling a number of items from the show.

"This one particularly I think Dynasty fans will remember," Joan added as she held up a huge peardrop-shaped ring. "This was the ring, the Alexis ring. Of course, it's not a real diamond, but if it was, it would be (worth) millions and millions of dollars, but I wore it a lot and, in fact, I wore it once in my personal life and Elizabeth Taylor saw it and she said 'I know it's not real but it sure is pretty'."

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