Model and influencer Kim Kardashian has just forked out a whopping £163,800 to buy the Attallah Cross worn by Princess of Wales Diana after it went on sale at Sotheby’s London.
The 1920s pendant by luxury jewellery designer Garrard was worn on several occasions by the late princess. The amethyst cross was reportedly competed for by 4 bidders during the last 5 minutes of the Sotheby’s Sale.
A representative for Kardashian bought the pendant, which was first bought from Garrard by the businessman Naim Attallah in the 1980s. Through his friendship with Diana, Attallah was able to loan it to her on various occasions.
The cross-shaped pendant – thought to be a one-off private commission by Garrard – is a bold and colourful piece set with square-cut amethysts and accented by circular-cut diamonds. The cross has a total diamond weight of approximately 5.25 carats.
This comes after Kardashian got to wear Marilyn Monroe’s dress during last year’s Met Gala, which sh said she had to lose 16lb to fit into the iconic gown.