Diamond earrings sold for a record 57 million dollars
At the Sotheby’s auction in Switzerland for the amount of 57,4 million dollars sold diamond earrings almost 16 carats each. This is the highest price ever paid for a pair of earrings. The buyer chose to remain anonymous.
#AuctionUpdate World record for a pair of #earrings: The exquisite ‘Apollo’ and ‘Artemis’ diamonds bring $57,425,478 #SothebysJewels pic.twitter.com/IfZa7ggitu
— Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) 16 may 2017
At the same time, the amount paid was significantly lower than the initial estimates: per lot was expected to fetch $ 70 million.
Both stones are devoid of any flaws and was extracted in the mines of South Africa. The earrings buyer chose to remain anonymous.
The earrings were called “Apollo and Artemis”. They are completely identical except for the color — brilliant Artemis pink, Apollo blue.
In this regard, the cost of Brilliantov also vary. Stone “Artemis” was sold for 15.5 million dollars, and “Apollo” for 42.5 million
This difference in price is due to the fact that blue diamonds are less common than pink.