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DIANA'S JEWELRY STIRS AUCTION INTEREST

Even in death, Princess Diana can still draw an audience.

Larger-than-life photos of the "people's princess" and a stunning diamond and pearl necklace she wore to her last official engagement proved a crowd-stopper Tuesday when they were unveiled at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

The necklace and matching earrings -- 214 diamonds and seven South Sea pearls in all -- will be auctioned Dec. 16.

"We're here today to present one of the most significant pieces of jewelry to be offered in modern times," said Arlan Ettinger, president of Guernsey's, the New York-based firm selling the set.

"We think it's safe in making the statement that this indeed is the gift of the century."

Maybe. But John Clark of Laurinburg, N.C., who just happened by the unveiling, dubbed the $500,000 minimum price "kind of expensive."

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