The necklace was sold at Sotheby’s Kardashian auctioned off for $197,453 (£163,800) – more than double its pre-auction estimate – on January 1. 18, the company announced.
You may recognize the amethyst cross from a picture of Princess Diana that was taken at a charity gala he supports Acquired rightInc., a nonprofit organization focused on protecting human rights during pregnancy and childbirth, in October 1987. The necklace was created in the 1920s by luxury jeweler Garrard, most likely as a special private commission, according to Sotheby’s. Garrard – who coined Her engagement ring, 1981 Lend it to Princess Diana. It was bought by Naim Atallah CBE, former CEO of the Asprey & Garrard Group, in the 1980s, who allowed the Queen to wear it on various occasions. It is believed that the necklace was worn only by Princess Diana, and has not been seen in public until now.
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“This is a bold piece of jewelry in its size, color and style that cannot fail to make a vital statement, be it faith or fashion – or indeed both,” Christiane Spofforth, Head of Jewelery at Sotheby’s, London, said in a press release. . “We are delighted that this piece has found a new lease of life in the hands of another world-famous name.”
Weighing approximately 5.25 carats, the pendant is set with square-cut and round-cut diamonds. Kardashian beat three other bidders during the Sotheby’s Royal and Noble sale.
whether borrowed Marilyn Monroe’s dress at the 2022 Met Gala or He paid $65,625 for one of Michael Jackson’s hatsKardashian has proven he has a thing for chops previously seen on important historical figures.