Kim Kardashian Reportedly Buys Diamond Cross Necklace Famously Worn by Princess Diana

Image via Getty/Stefanie Keenan/Tim Graham
Image via Getty/Stefanie Keenan/Tim Graham

Kim Kardashian has reportedly purchased a famous diamond cross necklace that Princess Diana once wore at a 1987 charity gala in London

According to TMZ sources familiar with the Sotheby’s auction where the piece—known as the Attalah Cross—was sold, Kardashian bought it for $197,453. While Diana did not actually own the jewelry, she helped to boost its profile when she borrowed it from the Garrard jewelry company for the gala in October ’87. She sported the jewelry on a pearl rope, and paired it with a purple outfit to match the color of the piece. It is regarded as one of the Princess of Wales’ many iconic fashion moments.

This is far from the first time Kim has expressed interest in iconic fashion moments, as she famously borrowed a Marilyn Monroe bedazzled dress at the 2022 Met Gala. Unfortunately, the dress was allegedly damaged when she wore it, with images from after the gala showing missing crystals, while others were hanging by threads. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum went through extensive efforts to preserve the gown, and even employed a security team to oversee Kardashian at the event.

Diana, who died in 1997, has been a fixture in the news lately. In Prince Harry’s new memoir Spare, he remarked that his older brother William stopped resembling their mother Diana because of his rapid hair loss. “I looked at Willy, really looked at him, perhaps for the first time since we were little,” Harry said, noting that William’s hair was thinning at an “alarming” rate.”

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