Sotheby’s sold a pair of diamond earrings for US$57.4 million to an anonymous buyer at an auction in Geneva, setting a new world record as the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction, according to Forbes.
The pair of mismatched pink and blue diamond earrings – known as “Apollo Blue” and “Artemis Pink” after the Ancient Greek gods – were purchased by the same mystery buyer.
“I am delighted that the stones will remain together as earrings,” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division.
The 14.54 carat, pear-shaped Apollo Blue sold for US$42.08 million, while the 16-carat, pear-shaped Artemis Pink fetched around US$15.3 million.
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