Kim Kardashian has offered a little madness! This Wednesday, January 18, the star bought a symbolic jewel that belonged to Lady Diana at an auction organized by Sotheby’s. To win the bet and the Attallah cross pendant in amethyst encrusted with diamonds worn by the princess of hearts, Kim Kardashian did not count since she spent the modest sum of 197,453 dollars or 182,517 euros. A high price, which turns out to be “double its estimate before the auction”. “This is a piece of jewelry that is bold in size, color and style that is vibrant whether it is faith or fashion – or even both,” said Kristian Spofforth, Head of Jewelry at Sotheby’s London. We are delighted that this piece has found new life in the hands of another world famous name.”
According to a relative, interviewed by People, Kim Kardashian is honored to own a beautiful piece of jewelry once worn by the late princess. The beautiful cross pendant will be added to her impressive jewelry collection, including pieces that were once worn or owned by strong and iconic women who inspired her. Lady Di has worn this pendant many times, such as at the Birthright Charity Gala in 1987 to support the organization’s humanitarian work for pregnant women and childbirth. According to a press release published by Sotheby’s, this jewel has a history of several decades. It was designed by the Garrard court jewelers in the 1920s.
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It was then bought by Naim Attallah, the former managing director of the Asprey & Garrard group who often lent this unique jewel to Princess Diana in the 1980s. According to the Sotheby’s press release, the jewel was only worn by the princess and, after her death, he was not seen in public again. Princess Diana had a close relationship with the jeweler who had the chance to create her engagement ring in 1981. In any case, let’s hope that Kim Kardashian takes better care of this jewel than the dress that belonged to Marylin Monroe that she has worn at the Met Gala. As a reminder, she had borrowed from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Orlando this mythical outfit for which she had gone on a draconian diet. Once the evening had passed, Kanye West’s ex-wife had been criticized for leaving her in a pitiful state.
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