Kim Kardashian scored an enormous piece of royal historical past. TMZ reviews that Kimberly simply dropped $197,453 at public sale for the Attallah Cross, which (for these of us unaware of superb royal jewellery) is a big amethyst and diamond cross as soon as worn by Princess Diana.
Sooo, what will we find out about this cross? In keeping with Sotheby’s, the Attallah was one among Princess Diana’s favourite items and was created within the Nineteen Twenties by courtroom jeweler Garrard. Diana wore the necklace to a charity gala in October 1987, paired with a Catherine Walker costume:
Nonetheless, Diana did not actually do it personal the cross. It was loaned to her by Garrard and finally acquired by Naim Attallah – one of many firm’s key executives who was additionally pals with Diana. Right here is an excerpt from Sotheby’s catalog detailing their relationship:
Diana’s relationship with Garrard was long-standing, having chosen her notorious sapphire and diamond engagement ring from the then-Royal Jeweler in 1981. Through the years, she would group up with Garrard, borrowing her favourite amethyst and diamond cross for a lot of extra events, as remembered by Ramsay Attallah, whose father, Naim Attallah, was CBE (1931-2021) co-director and finally group director of Asprey & Garrard.It was below his patronage that Garrard noticed continued development and success and remained crown jewelers till 2007 As shut pals of the princess, Attallah acquired the cross shortly after her dying and it has remained unworn with the household ever since.
As for the cross itself, it’s within the fleurée type (that means “flowery design particulars”) and options square-cut amethysts and circular-cut diamonds.
It is nonetheless unclear when Kim Kardashian will put on this, however the Met Gala is coming… so to talk.