The diamond and pearl necklace worn by Princess Diana to a performance of Swan Lake at The Royal Albert Hall in 1997, just two months before her death, has gone on sale for £9.6 million.
The stunning piece, made with Diana’s assistance, is to be sold by New York auction house Guernsey’s, on behalf of the Ukrainian couple who bought it in 2010 for £500,000.
Nicknamed ‘The Swan Lake suite,’ the necklace consists of 178 diamonds and pearls and gained celebrated status as the necklace Diana wore on one of her final public engagements.
The necklace is to be sold with a matching set of earrings that the late Diana never got to see. Diana returned the piece to Crown Jeweller Garrard, in order for the earrings to be completed. Sadly, she died before the commission could be completed.