According to the auction house Sotheby’s, American reality television star and social media titan Kim Kardashian has acquired the Attallah Cross, the iconic amethyst and diamond pendant Princess Diana wore on multiple occasions.
During the auction house’s “Royal and Noble” sale in London on Wednesday, the item, created in the 1920s by the British jeweler Garrard, fetched 163,800 pounds ($202,300).
The pendant, which Diana famously wore at a charity dinner in 1987, sold for more than twice the pre-auction low estimate, and Sotheby’s confirmed that a representative of Kardashian purchased it.
“Jewellery owned or worn by the late Princess Diana very rarely comes on to the market, especially a piece such as the Attallah Cross, which is so colourful, bold and distinctive,” Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth said before the sale.
“To some extent, this unusual pendant is symbolic of the princess’s growing self-assurance in her sartorial and jewellery choices, at that particular moment in her life.”
The jewelry won’t be Kardashian’s first encounter with a piece of fashion history.
The 42-year-old garnered media attention last year when she showed up to the Met Gala wearing the exact gown that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang for then-president John F. Kennedy on his birthday in 1962.
The Los Angeles-based museum Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, which owns the item, first disputed the charges that Kardashian had harmed the movie legend’s gown.