Kim Kardashian bids for a crucifix worn by Princess Diana

Kim Kardashian bids for a crucifix worn by Princess Diana

American reality TV and social media star Kim Kardashian bought the Attalah Crucifix, a famous pendant worn by Princess Diana, at an auction in London on Wednesday, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The Attalah Crucifix, a luxurious pendant made by the major British jeweler Garrard in the 1920s, was worn by Princess Diana on several occasions.

It was sold at an auction in the British capital on Wednesday for 163,800 pounds (around 187,000 euros).

The amethyst cross, a purple quartz variety, was purchased by a representative on behalf of Kim Kardashian, Sotheby’s confirmed.

The pendant, which was notably worn by the princess to a charity gala in London in 1987, fetched more than double the estimated retail price. The crucifix is ​​set with diamonds totaling 5.25 carats.

“Jewellery owned or worn by Princess Diana is rarely available on the market, particularly a piece like Attalah’s crucifix that is colourful, bold and distinctive,” Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth said ahead of the sale.

“In a way, this unusual pendant symbolizes the princess’ growing confidence in her clothing and jewelry choices at this special time in her life,” he added.

Last year, Kim Kardashian, 42, wore the dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy at New York’s Metropolitan Museum’s famous 1962 gala.

The Rupley’s Museum, owner of the iconic dress, has had to deny allegations that Kim Kardashian damaged it.