Kim Kardashian Pays BIG MONEY for Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry

Kim Kardashian just dropped $65k to outbid a gang of serious jewelry nuts for 3 unbelievable jade and diamond bracelets that used to belong to Elizabeth Taylor … has learned.

Taylor”s entire collection of rare and expensive jewelry was auctioned off in NYC this week for a whopping $116 MILLION … and Kim was one of the bidders.

Sources close to KK tell … Kim idolized Taylor — especially after Kim did a magazine interview with Liz for a project shortly before her death. So when Kim saw LT”s 3 jade and diamond Lorraine Schwartz bangle bracelets on the auction block, she snatched “em up for a cool $64,900. 

We”re told Kim believes jade harnesses energy … and now that she owns the bracelets, KK feels she will share a deeper connection to the Hollywood icon.

Kim is not in possession of the jewelry yet … but she”s expected to get “em sometime in the next few days.