For 185,000 francs
Kim Kardashian auctions cross worn by Diana
Kim Kardashian is following in Princess Diana’s footsteps – at least when it comes to jewelry. The reality TV star bought a cross that Diana once wore.
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Kim Kardashian bought royal jewellery.
Kim Kardashian (42) is now in possession of royal jewelry. The reality TV star has secured a piece of jewelry once worn by Britain’s Princess Diana (1961-1997) at an auction in London. According to the auction house Sotheby’s, the entrepreneur offered 163,800 pounds for the so-called “Attallah” cross on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, which is the equivalent of 185,000 francs. That was more than twice the price estimated in advance.
According to a press release from the auction house, the mother of four outbid three other interested parties. The striking “Attallah” cross was created by the British jewelery house Garrard in the 1920s. Diana had worn it several times before her death in 1997. It became known at a benefit gala in 1987 by the princess. At the time, the jewel belonged to her entrepreneur friend Naim Attallah.
Diana only borrowed the «Attallah Cross»
For Kim Kardashian, it’s the first piece of jewelry worn by a royal. However, she has previously shown an interest in accessories and clothing worn by famous women. At a gala in New York in 2022, she appeared on the red carpet in a dress borrowed from the late US actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). She has also appeared in items already worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) and Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011). (AFP/lob/SDA)