Just so you know, these earrings just set the world record for the most expensive pair ever auctioned.
And they were sold for a cool $57.4 million. No big deal.
And the best part is that the earrings don’t even match.
The earrings are blue and pink pear-shaped diamonds which were named Apollo and Artemis after the Greek gods.
These pieces were originally sold separately by Sotheby’s last night but the same buyer purchased both pieces. The blue was purchased for over $42 million while the pink went for over $15 million.
According to Sotheby’s, the Apollo blue is a 14.54-carat gem that earned a rare grading of 11b (which accounts for only 1 percent of diamonds in the world) is and is said to be the
“largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.”
And in terms of the 16-carat Artemis pink diamond, it was classified as an 11a diamond which made it “the most chemically pure” of its kind.