Kim Kardashian Buys Princess Diana’s Iconic Diamond Cross: Details

Kim Kardashian, Princess Diana.
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Kim Kardashian’s jewellery assortment simply received a royal improve. The truth star now owns Princess Diana’s iconic Attallah cross, Us Weekly can verify.

Kardashian, 42, scored the piece through Sotheby’s public sale Royal and Noble sale, which opened earlier this month. The gorgeous piece was valued at round $98,668 to $148,002. Based on TMZ, which was first to report the information, Kardashian attained the pendant for $200,000. 

The beautiful jewel, which contains a Fleurée cross set with square-cut amethysts and circular-cut diamonds, was created within the Twenties by court docket jeweler Garrard. The sparkler was bought by Naim Attallah and lent to Diana in 1987. The Princess of Wales wore the gem to an occasion in assist of Birthright, a charity that strives to guard human rights throughout being pregnant and childbirth. She paired the piece with an eye catching black and purple Catherine Walker & Co. robe. The look is maybe one in every of Diana’s most talked about ensembles to this point. 

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Based on Sotheby’s, the necklace was one in every of Diana’s “favourite” items. “By Attallah’s friendship with Princess Diana, he loaned it to her a number of occasions over a quantity years,” Sotheby’s wrote through Instagram on Saturday, January 14. “It’s understood that the cross was solely ever worn by the Princess and following her demise, it was by no means seen in public once more till now.” (Diana died at age 36 in a automotive crash in Paris in 1997.) 

The luxurious market added: “The pendant is a spotlight of the Royal & Noble sale, which is open for bidding on-line till 18 January. The exhibition is open to the general public at our New Bond Road galleries in London till 18 January.” 

This wouldn’t be the primary time Kardashian has secured a highly-coveted merchandise. In 2017, she obtained Jackie Kennedy’s legendary Cartier watch by Christie’s for $379,500, TMZ reported on the time. The timepiece was a present from Kennedy’s brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill. In 2021, Kardashian received the custom-made high and pants Janet Jackson wore in her 1993 “If” video.

Julien’s Auctions confirmed the sale through Twitter. “SOLD for $25,0000!” the social media put up learn. “A custom-made high with a pair of black pants, each worn by Janet Jackson in her 1993 award-winning ‘If’ music video. Offered in our ‘Iconic Treasures from the Legendary Profession and Lifetime of Janet’ public sale.” 

Kardashian has not spoken publicly about her bids.