Necklace Worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, to Be Auctioned

A diamond necklace worn Princess Diana—once—will be
auctioned Sept. 24 in New York. The estimated selling price ranges between $1.5
million to $2.5 million, according to Guernsey’s, the auction house selling the
piece.

A pair of matching diamond and South Seas pearl earrings,
unfinished at the time of Diana’s death in August 1997, also will be auctioned.
The pieces were made by the crown jewelers, Asprey & Garrard, now known as
Garrard & Company.

Diana wore the necklace only once, at a gala performance of
“Swan Lake” at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 3, 1997. She was killed
in a car accident in France barely three months later.