Kim Kardashian wins $202,000 bid for Princess Diana’s jewelled cross

The 5.25 carat pendant has been unworn since Princess Diana’s death 

Kim Kardashian wins $202,000 bid for Princess Diana’s jewelled cross

Kim Kardashian won the bid to purchase an amethyst and diamond cross pendant from the 1920s worn by Princess Diana. The bold piece of jewellery has switched possession from one global name to another.

The precious stone pendant was put up for auction by Sotheby’s as part of their Royal and Noble sale which featured various items from royal history.

 


Attallah Cross worn by Princess Diana

Known as the ‘Attallah Cross’, the piece formerly belonged to Naim Attallah, a Palestinian-British businessman and writer who purchased it from Garrard.

“This is a bold piece of jewellery by its size, colour and style which cannot fail to make a vibrant statement, whether it be of faith or fashion — or indeed both, we are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life within the hands of another globally famous name,” said Kristian Spofforth, Sotheby’s London’s Head of Jewelry.“This is a bold piece of jewellery by its size, colour and style which cannot fail to make a vibrant statement, whether it be of faith or fashion — or indeed both, we are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life within the hands of another globally famous name,” said Kristian Spofforth, Sotheby’s London’s Head of Jewelry.

 

Kim Kardashian wins $202,000 bid for Princess Diana’s jewelled cross

“Accompanied by a document by Garrard dated 1991 with a description of the piece. Unsigned. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 4.25 – 5.25 carats. Largest amethyst measuring approximately 15.6 x 15.5 x 8.1mm. Amethysts with some surface reaching inclusions and minor wear to facet edges. The pendant measures approximately 136 x 95mm. Overall good condition. Total gross weight approximately 45.8 grams,” read Sotheby’s condition report.



Diana had famously worn the Attallah Cross for an event held to support of Birthright, a charity which strives to protect human rights during pregnancy and childbirth. “As good friends of the Princess, Attallah acquired the cross shortly after her death and it has remained with the family, unworn, ever since,” Sotheby’s detailed.

Kardashian has expressed an interest in historic items recently, including Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress for the Met Gala.