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Princess Diana’s Swan Lake suite pearl and diamond jewellery go up for auction



She helped design the necklace and matching earrings herself

In June 1997, Princess Diana gave her last public appearance at the British National Ballet’s gala performance of Swan Lake wearing a custom-made South Sea pearl necklace by Garrard. The crown jeweller created the necklace- and a matching set of earrings, which weren’t finished at the time- based on designs by Princess Diana herself. After she wore the necklace, it was returned to Garrard so they could finish the earrings-but unfortunately, they were not completed before her tragic death.

The princess’s Swan Lake Suite pearl and diamond necklace and earrings will be auctioned by Guernsey on June 27 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. 

The piece features 178 diamonds and five South Sea pearls, and the earrings feature two matching cultured pearls and six diamonds. As per the auction house, it is the general belief that these may be the only substantial jewels worn by Diana that will ever be sold.

The current owner of the set is Mark Ginzburg, a Ukrainian real estate developer.

Courtesy: Town and Country Mag