Reality tv star, Kim Kardashian has bought the beloved purple amethyst-and-diamond-encrusted Attallah cross pendant owned by late princess Diana for$197,000 during an auction on Wednesday January 18.
A source close to the SKIMS founder revealed to MailOnline that Kim is ‘honored to be able to own a fine piece of jewelry once worn by the late princess’ and to add to her growing collection of historic memorabilia worn by ‘strong, iconic women who have inspired Kim.’
The enormous cross pendant was made in 1920 by the jewelry company Garrard, and according to Vogue, Diana was friends with the man who owned it, British businessman Naim Attallah. The mogul, who passed away in 2021, loaned it to her for the event.
Naim’s son, Ramsay Attallah, said ‘Few people could carry this piece off but Diana really could,’ ‘When I was growing up, we’d always have it on the table for Christmas lunch, but it was never worn by anyone other than Diana and it hasn’t been seen in public since she died.’It is now in the possession of Kim, who loves buying clothing and jewelry that were previously owned by famous figures.
In 2011, she scooped up a set of Elizabeth Taylor’s bangles for $65,000, and in 2017, she paid $379,500 for Jackie O’s watch.
Writing by Fany Olumoye, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas