Kim Kardashian is known for acquiring trinkets once owned by iconic women. Staying true to form, the beauty mogul has now added a classic piece worn by Princess Diana to her growing jewelry collection.
On Wednesday, the 42-year-old dropped $197,453 on the diamond-encrusted amethyst Attallah cross worn by the late Diana during a London charity gala in October 1987. Kim snagged the piece during Sotheby’s annual Royal & Noble auction. The auction house noted that the model purchased the pendant for “double its pre-auction estimate.”
Aside from the gala, Diana wore the dramatic gold, silver, amethyst, and diamond pendant on several other occasions, sporting it on a long pearl chain each time. The cross was constructed in 1920 by the Garrard jewelry company, owned by businessman Naim Attallah, who was friends with Diana.
Sotheby London’s Head of Jewelry, Kristian Spofforth, shared a statement shortly after Kim’s purchase, saying they were “delighted” that the one-of-a-kind pendant had found a new home.
The piece is amongst the most famous worn by the late princess, so it is no surprise that Kim would want it for herself. In early 2022, the Sotheby’s tiara exhibition displayed Diana’s rarely-seen Spencer Tiara, which she wore on her wedding day in 1981.
With the 2023 Met Gala theme set to honor Karl Lagerfeld, it won’t be of any surprise if Kim pop’s out with a look featuring the pendant to observe both the princess and the late designer.