Two breath taking spectacular diamond earrings set a record of most expensive earrings sold at $57.4 million by an anonymous Asia based buyer at an auction in Geneva.
The earrings were sold as separate lots. After protracted bidding, the flawless and vivid “The Apollo Blue” fetched $42.087-million and the equally intensely luminescent “The Artemis Pink” went for $15.33-million, buyers premium included.
The earrings, named after Greek gods, had respectively been valued at between $38-million and $50-million and $12.5-million and $18-million.
The 14.54-carat “Apollo Blue” is the largest gemstone in its category ever to be auctioned and has been cut and polished to a pear shape.
The 16-carat “Artemis Pink” is near identical in shape. It is also one of the world’s most “chemically pure” diamonds, according to the Gemological Institute of America, which experts say gives the stone such a high degree of transparency.