LONDON: According to auction house Sotheby’s, American reality television star and social media queen Kim Kardashian buys acquired the Attallah Cross, the iconic amethyst and diamond necklace Princess Diana wore on multiple occasions.
Kim Kardashian Buys Princess Diana Pendant
During the auction house’s ‘Royal and Noble’ sale in London on Wednesday, the item, created in the 1920s by the British jeweller Garrard, fetched 163,800 pounds ($202,300).
The pendant, which Diana famously wore at a charity dinner in 1987, sold for more than double the pre-auction low estimate, and Sotheby’s confirmed that a representative of Kardashian purchased it.
Before the auction, Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth remarked, “Jewelry owned or worn by the late Princess Diana very seldom comes on to the market, especially a piece like the Attallah Cross, which is so colourful, striking, and unusual.”
In some ways, this odd necklace represents the princess’s increasing self-assurance in her jewellery and clothing choices at that specific time in her life.
The jewellery won’t be Kardashian’s first encounter with a piece of fashion history.
The 42-year-old garnered media attention last year when she showed up to the Met Gala wearing the exact gown that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang for then-president John F. Kennedy on his birthday in 1962.
The Los Angeles-based museum Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which owns the item, first disputed the charges that Kardashian had harmed the movie legend’s gown.
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