Kim Kardashian, a famous reality TV star, is known for buying historical ornaments and dresses. Now according to ‘People’, she has bought a necklace which was once owned by Princess Diana for a whopping sum of $1,97,453 at Sotheby’s annual Royal and Noble auction.
The 42-year-old superstar has reportedly purchased the beautiful diamond-encrusted amethyst Attallah pendant once worn by Lady Di who died in a car crash in 1997 at the age of 36.
In a statement, Sotheby London’s head of Jewellery, Kristian Spofforth, said: “This is a bold piece of jewellery by its size, colour, and style which cannot fail to make a vibrant statement, whether it be of faith or fashion — or indeed both. We are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life within the hands of another globally famous name.”
The outlet went on to confirm that Kim Kardashian is “honoured to own a fine piece of jewellery owned by the late princess”, who wore the necklace to a 1987 charity gala in London and matched it with a purple Victorian velvet gown which was designed by Catherine Walker.
A press release describing the pendant, which has not been seen in public since before Princess Diana’s death, read: “The cross-shaped pendant, thought to be a one-off private commission by Garrard for one of their regular clients, is a bold and colourful piece set with square-cut amethysts and accented by circular-cut diamonds.”
“The cross has a total diamond weight of approximately 5.25 carats and measures approximately 136 x 95mm. It is understood that the cross was only ever worn by the princess, and following her death, it was never seen in public again until now.”