Princess Diana’s amethyst and diamond crossover necklace is for sale at Sotheby’s. Garrard’s jewelry is valued at 120,000 pounds (about 10 million rubles). Royal & Noble’s annual auction begins on January 6. WWD writes about it.
Princess Diana wore the necklace in 1987 at a charity ball. The ex-wife of the British King Charles III combined it with a dress by designer Catherine Walker. By the way, it was Garrard who created the princess’s engagement ring and also modified the Spencer family tiara for her wedding to the heir to the British throne.
In recent years, the cross necklace has been owned by former Asprey & Garrard boss Naeem Attallah. After his death, the jewel was inherited by his son. He said that the princess really loved jewelry and she often asked for it for a while.
“Jewelry owned or worn by the late Princess Diana is very rare on the market, especially the Atthalla Cross. With such exceptional provenance and worn only by the princess herself, we are confident that this unique object from the 1920s will appeal to a large number of buyers,” Sotheby’s said.
Dior previously relaunched the bag Princess Diana wore to the Met Gala. The model is made of blue satin and decorated with rhinestones. Read more here.