Kim buys Diana’s necklace

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Kim Kardashian has purchased a necklace as soon as owned by Princess Diana.

The 42-year-old actuality celebrity has reportedly bought the diamond-encrusted amethyst Attallah cross pendant as soon as worn by the late royal — who died in a automobile crash in 1997 on the age of 36 — for $197,453 at Sotheby’s annual Royal and Noble public sale, PEOPLE has confirmed.

In a press release, Sotheby London’s Head of Jewelry, Kristian Spofforth, mentioned: “It is a daring piece of jewelry by its measurement, color, and magnificence which can’t fail to make a vibrant assertion, whether or not or not it’s of religion or trend — or certainly each. We’re delighted that this piece has discovered a brand new lease of life inside the palms of one other globally well-known identify.”

The outlet went on to allege that ‘The Kardashians’ star is “honoured to personal a effective piece of jewelry owned by the late princess”, who wore the necklace to a 1987 charity gala in London and matched it with a purple Victorian velvet robe which was designed by Catherine Walker.

A press launch describing the pendant – which has not been seen in public since earlier than Diana’s demise – learn: “The cross-shaped pendant — regarded as a one-off non-public fee by Garrard for certainly one of their common purchasers — is a daring and vibrant piece set with square-cut amethysts and accented by circular-cut diamonds. The cross has a complete diamond weight of roughly 5.25 carats and measures roughly 136 x 95mm. It’s understood that the cross was solely ever worn by the princess, and following her demise, it was by no means seen in public once more till now.”