Sotheby’s auctions are always a memorable experience for the art collectors around the world, but last week’s event in Geneva will go down in history because it marked the sale of the most expensive pair of earrings in the world. You could also buy unique jewels only rich and famous can afford after the next Powerball draw – play Powerball now to snatch €245.400.000!
These truly remarkable stones were named Apollo Blue and Artemis Pink, after the Greek gods, and they justify their divine names with their exceptional beauty. The Apollo was described as “the largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be offered at auction” – it’s a 14.54 stone, carefully cut and polished into a pear shape. Its “sister” Artemis is an equally impressive gem, a 16 carat fancy intense pink diamond, described as “the most chemically pure” of its kind.
It was reported that Apollo reached a staggering $42.000.000 price, while Artemis sold for $15.000.000 to a same anonymous bidder, who decided to give them new names – “The Memory of Autumn Leaves” and “The Dream of Autumn Leaves”.
David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division, said it’s been a privilege to Sotheby’s to be entrusted with this superb stones, and added he’s really glad to see them going to the same buyer.
“These exquisite coloured diamonds are enormously rare and each is a wonderful stone in its own right. I am delighted that the stones will remain together as earrings. Together, as a pair of earrings, they are breath-taking,” explained David Bennett.