Kim Kardashian buys pendant worn by Princess Diana

Kim Kardashian and Princess-Diana

American reality television star and social media colossus Kim Kardashian has purchased the Attallah Cross, the amethyst and diamond pendant famously worn on several occasions by Princess Diana, according to the auction house Sotheby’s.

The piece, made in the 1920s by the British jeweler Garrard, sold for 163,800 pounds ($202,300) during the auction house’s “Royal and Noble” sale in London on Wednesday.

Diana famously wore the pendant to a 1987 charity gala, and Sotheby’s confirmed that a representative of Kardashian purchased it. The pendant sold for more than twice the pre-auction minimum estimate.

Before the auction, Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth said, “Jewelry owned or worn by the late Princess Diana very rarely comes on to the market, especially a piece like the Attallah Cross, which is so colorful, bold, and distinctive.”

In some ways, this unusual pendant represents the princess’s increasing self-assurance in her jewelry and clothing choices at that specific time in her life.

The pendant won’t be Kardashian’s first encounter with a piece of fashion history.

The 42-year-old garnered media attention last year when she showed up to the Met Gala wearing the exact gown that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang for then-president John F. Kennedy on his birthday in 1962.

The Los Angeles-based museum Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which owns the item, initially denied the allegations that Kardashian had harmed the screen legend’s gown.

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