Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality program about Kimberly Noel Kardashian (born October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.), made her famous (2007–21).
Kim, Khloé, and Robert were her siblings. After her parents divorced in 1989, Kris married (1991–2014) Olympic gold medalist Bruce (later Caitlyn) Jenner and had two children, Kendall and Kylie. Her father, Robert Kardashian, became famous as a member of O.J. Simpson’s legal team during his 1995 murder trial, and Kris later became her manager. Kim became Paris Hilton’s assistant after graduating high school in 1998. She married Damon Thomas in 2000 and divorced in 2004. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé founded DASH in Calabasas two years later.
Diana’s jewellery has been passed down to Kim Kardashian.
On Wednesday, the Attallah Cross was held for auction at Sotheby’s in London as part of its Royal and Noble Sale.
A bidding war between four people ensued, with the U.S. reality T.V. personality winning the auction after five minutes.
The amethyst cross is a 1920s necklace by French jeweller Garrard that Princess Diana frequently wore.
The Princess most notably wore it in October 1987 at the London charity event for Birthright, now known as Wellbeing of Women, a medical organization dedicated to improving the health of women, girls, and newborns.
The cross-shaped pendant is framed by 5.2-carat diamonds and incorporates big amethyst stones.
It was bought in the 1980s by businessman Naim Attallah, who leased it to Diana several times throughout the years owing to their friendship. His estate auctioned off the item.
Kardashian spent a whopping £163,800 for the cross, well above Sotheby’s pre-sale estimate of £80,000 to £120,000.
“Jewelry owned or worn by the late Princess Diana very seldom appears on the market, especially a piece such as the Attallah Cross, which is so colorful, bold, and distinctive,” said Kristian Spofforth, head of jewellery at Sotheby’s London.
“To some extent, this odd pendant represents the princess’s developing confidence in her sartorial and jewelry choices at that time in her life.”
It is not the first historic fashion piece in which Kardashian has expressed interest.
She donned a Marilyn Monroe gown borrowed from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Exhibit to last year’s Met Gala.
In 1962, Monroe donned the gown when singing “Happy Birthday” to U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Kim now wons a Diamond worn by Princess Diana
Kim Kardashian now owns a diamond cross pendant initially worn by Princess Diana after the reality star and business tycoon outbid others at a Sotheby’s auction. The amethyst jewellery was projected to cost between $80,000 and GBP 120,000. Kardashian paid $163,800 GBP – or $202,492.18 USD – for it.
The cross was formerly owned by the late Naim Attallah, CBE, a Palestinian-British businessman and writer. Garrard, a jewellery producer, created the pendant in the 1920s. According to Sotheby’s, it was auctioned off, among other items, from Attallah’s Mayfair, London residence.
Garrard loaned the pendant to Princess Diana in 1987. According to Sotheby’s, she wore it with a purple and black velvet dress at Garrad’s benefit for Birthright, a nonprofit that promotes human rights throughout pregnancy and childbirth.