With the 35th anniversary of Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles approaching later this month, we’ve noticed that her iconic royal style has been coming back in a major way. Jewelry lovers everywhere have been flocking to Chic24Hours to find sapphire-hued jewels that are inspired by the eternally elegant princess, which is why our fashion ambassadors are drawn to the regal fashion jewelry that we’ve added to our collection. See why beautiful blue sparkling jewelry has recaptured jewelry lovers’ hearts everywhere in US Weekly’s recent article on Princess Di’s influential blue sequin dress going up for auction:
Princess Diana’s Iconic Blue Sequined Dress Is Up for Sale — for an Anticipated $145K
June 1, 2016 @ 2:30 PM By Rose Walano
Princess Diana attends a gala at the Vienna Burgh Theatre during a visit to Austria in 1986. Credit: Tim Graham/Getty
A piece of royal history — with a steep price! One of Princess Diana’s most iconic dresses is up for auction, and it’s expected to go for a whopping $145,000.
The dress in question is the late Princess of Wales’ blue, sequined Catherine Walker stunner, with long sleeves, a slight V-neckline, a gathered waistline and a slit up the front. Diana wore the dress on more than one occasion, including during a state visit to Austria in 1986, to the Diamond Ball in 1990 and to the film premiere of Biggles in 1993.
The dress was first auctioned off by Diana herself at Christie’s in NYC in June 1997 — three months before her death at the age of 36 in a car accident in Paris. In 2013, it went on sale again with Kerry Taylor Auctions and sold for $131,000. This time, the dress will be sold on June 14 through the-saleroom.com, an online antiques dealer. The auction house has the dress listed to sell between $117,000 and $145,000.
Princess Diana. Credit:Tim Graham/Getty
But it’s not the only piece of the princess’ wardrobe up for sale. Diana’s teal tartan Emanuel B. Couture coatdress, worn when she visited Italy with Princes Charles in 1985, is also up for grabs and for the much more affordable (predicted) starting price of 10,000 pounds (or about $14,000).
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(This article was originally published at US Weekly.)
We’re sure that the US Weekly article that we’ve just shared with you has inspired you to go on a sapphire fashion jewelry shopping spree. Our fashion ambassadors have carefully chosen the stunning Princess Diana style fashion jewelry from Chic24Hours so that you can feel as regal as the timeless royal icon: