The reality TV star offered herself a very precious jewel that Lady Di had worn in the 1980s, on the occasion of a charity gala in London.
The jewelry box Kim Kardashian is full of secrets, and not the least. She is said to hold British Crown Jewels. It is in any case what reveals People Wednesday January 18: the star of reality TV would have, in fact, set his sights on the crucifix of Attallah, encrusted with diamonds and worn by the Princess Diana. She would have acquired itfrom a Sotheby’s Royal & Noble auction. And this, for the modest sum of … 197,453 dollars (182,700 euros), more than double its initial estimate.
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Lady Diana had, in fact, made an impression on October 27, 1987, during a charity gala in London, by appearing in a black and purple Elizabethan-style dress topped with a collar. An outfit signed Catherine Walker that the “princess of hearts” had accessorized with an XXL pendant in the shape of a cross, adorned with diamonds and square amethysts. “Apart from Diana, hardly anyone could afford this pendant,” says Ramsay Attallah, son of the jewel’s previous owner Naim Attallah, today. Quoted by vogue .
“This is a bold piece of jewelry in size, color and style that is sure to make an impression, whether it’s a leap of faith or a fashion choice – or even both. explained Kristian Spofforth, Head of Jewelery at Sotheby’s London, in a press release. “We are thrilled that this piece has found new life in the hands of another world-famous name.” Sources of People confirm, for their part, that Kim Kardashian is honored to own a piece of high jewelry once worn by the late Lady Di.
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A century old gem
According to Sotheby’s, the crucifix was made in the 1920s by Garrard, official jeweler to the Crown of England from 1843 to 2007. Before being purchased by Palestinian-British businessman Naim Attallah (he is the former group chief executive of Asprey & Garrard), who reportedly agreed to lend the jewel to Diana in the 1980s. But since the Princess of Wales, it has reportedly not been worn by anyone else. We are waiting for his appearance around the neck of Kim Kardashian.
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