The Attala cross, famously worn by Princess Diana of Wales, was reportedly auctioned by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Kim, of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, purchased the piece for $197,453 (approximately AUD$284,654.04) at Sotheby’s Royal & Noble sale.
This necklace was worn by Princess Diana at the Birth Rights Celebration, now known as the Women’s Happiness, held in October 1987. Diana was paired with a purple velvet dress by Catherine Walker. The dress was accented with 5.25 carats of round-cut diamonds that accentuate the square-cut amethysts cross. The cross was designed by Garrard, a luxury jewelry designer and former crown jeweler who created numerous pieces for Diana. Most notable is her iconic sapphire and diamond engagement ring, now owned by Duchess Catherine.
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The cross has reportedly not been seen in public. It was last worn by Diana, the only one to ever wear it.
Kim Kardashian knows a lot about vintage pieces. When Kim recently wore Marilyn Monroe’s crystal-encrusted dress, she shocked the internet. Marilyn Monroe wore this dress to serenade President John F. Kennedy with “Happy Birthday” in 1962.