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Diamond Earrings Sell for Record-Setting $57M

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These exquisite stones will stay together.

The Apollo and Artemis diamonds sold for $57.4 million in Geneva to become the most valuable earrings ever sold at auction, according to Sotheby’s.INSTORE Cohen earrings

Named after the Olympian deities Apollo and Artemis, these diamond earrings sold for $57.4 million.

They were sold a separate lots to the same anonymous buyer, the auction house said.

The Apollo Blue, an internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 14.54 carats, brought $42.1 million. The Artemis Pink, a fancy intense pink diamond weighing 16 carats, sold for $15.3 million.

“It has been a privilege for Sotheby’s to be entrusted with the superb ‘Apollo Blue’ and ‘Artemis Pink,'” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division.

“The results from today’s sale – which saw more than 90 percent of lots sold and three new world auction records – yet again underline the strong demand for top quality diamonds, gemstones and jewels. I am delighted that the stones will remain together as earrings. This has been a wonderful inaugural jewellery sale at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, which far exceeded expectations, with a total of over $150 million. We are greatly looking forward to the upcoming auction of Fine Jewels at Sotheby’s rue Diday in Geneva on the 1st of June.”

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