Artemis and Apollo: The Most Expensive Earrings Ever
Most women wear diamond studs that cost between $500 and $50,000. Although it seems like the latter is a costly price to pay for jewelry you would wear daily, can you imagine wearing $70 million worth of diamonds in your ears even just for one night?
Within weeks of selling the Pink Star diamond, the most valuable jewel ever, Sotheby’s is now offering the acclaimed “most valuable earrings ever to appear at auction” for sale in Geneva. The earrings on the block are a pair of mismatched pink and blue diamonds with an estimate of $38-50 million, but together they may command even more.
While they may be worn as a pair and are currently set in the same diamond drop settings, the earrings are actually distinct lots. The first, the Apollo Blue, is a 14.54-carat fancy vivid blue internally flawless pear-shape that is the more expensive of the two. While not quite as valuable, the Artemis Pink does not pale in comparison. The pink diamond is a 16-carat fancy intense pear-shape and just as exquisite.
The Most Important Pair of Earrings Ever Offered at Auction
The twin stones, named after the Greek deities, Apollo and Artemis, are yet another example of the surge in popularity and value of fancy blue and pink diamonds. Together with the Pink Star diamond, and in addition to the Oppenheimer Blue, also recently sold by Sotheby’s, fancy blues and pinks represent not only some of the most expensive stones and jewelry on auction, but some of the most expensive items on auction in general. It is their rarity, intense color and size that separates them from others on the market.
Currently “the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction,” according to David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division, Artemis and Apollo will surely make auction history putting them with the likes of their previous auction counterparts.
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