If it is about jewelry and luxuries Kim Kardashian is the first to participate
The businesswoman is known for being one of the most followed women currently in terms of latest trends. Even so, she also has space in her life to acquire (or only wear) some of the most famous and iconic antiques in the world.
A year ago the elder sister of the Kardashian clan borrowed Marilyn Monroe’s best-known dress, which they even had to retouch to make it of her size. The motive was one of the Met Gala’s in New York. Being a dress protected by the value that it has, Kim only wear it during the red carpet and then changed it to a copy that seemed exact to the original.
What she has been able to buy now is another world-renowned antique. It is one of Princess Diana’s necklaces, which has been auctioned in London. Knowing this the businesswoman has not hesitated to send a representative to get the diamond Attallah Cross that Lady Di used in the 80’s.
Although there are only photographs of her wearing the necklace during a charity event for human rights that took place in 1987 it is known that she wore it on several occasions and that it was one of her favorite ones, as well as her engagement ring.
It is a 5.4 inch by 3.7 jewel created in 1920 by Garrard’s jewelers. The necklace is formed by different stones to get a floral design that makes up the shape of the cross. In the central part you can see amethyst stones with a square cut and surrounding them is the set of circular cut diamonds that amounts to approximately 5.25 carats. Moreover, it is a unique model that no one has used since the death of Princess Diana.
Ramsay Atallah, its former owner, has decided to auction it under the Royal and Noble collection of Sotheby’s. The jewel came to him after having inherited it from his father Naim Atallah, who was a friend of the Princess of Wales
Looks like Kim Kardashian is already an expert at buying jewelry from famous women. She already has under her power some that belonged to Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor but she was clear that her collection was missing one of Lady Di. The owner of SKIMS bid a large amount of 163’800 pounds sterling, which is about 200 thousand dollars for the Atallah Cross. With this amount the billionaire doubled the estimated value of the necklace, so clearly she won the auction.