Kim Kardashian purchased the iconic Attallah Cross pendant, worn by Princess Diana on several occasions, at Sotheby’s Royal and Noble sale.
Kim Kardashian, an American reality television personality, bought Princess Diana’s iconic necklace, the Attallah Cross after it was sold off at Sotheby’s London. Princess Diana wore a 1920s pendant from luxury jewelry designer Garrard on various occasions.
Kim Kardashian paid USD 197,453 (roughly 1.6 crores) for the amethyst-and-diamond cross necklace at the Royal and Noble auction on Wednesday.
The pendant is reported to be a favorite of Princess Diana. She most notably wore it in October 1987 to a charity banquet in favor of Birthright, a charity devoted to the defense of human rights during pregnancy and delivery.
The cross-shaped pendant features distinct floral design motifs and is set with square-cut amethysts accented with circular-cut diamonds as Harpers Bazaar reported.
“The cross was bought by Naim Attallah CBE from Garrard in the 1980s, and through his friendship with Princess Diana, he loaned it to her several times over a number of years. 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,” Sotheby’s wrote in an Instagram post.
“Jewellery owned or worn by the late Princess Diana very rarely comes on to the market, especially a piece such as the Attallah Cross, which is so colorful, bold, and distinctive,” Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth said.