Diamond earrings fetch $57 million at Sotheby’s auction

Diamond earrings fetch $57 million at Sotheby’s auction

Pink and blue diamonds displayed at the Sotheby's auction house. Photograph: (Reuters)

Geneva May 17, 2017, 05.01 PM (IST)

Two dazzling pink and blue pear-shaped diamonds have together sold for $57,425,000 to a private buyer at Sotheby's auction house.

Sotheby's said the Apollo and Artemis stones are "by far the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction".

They were offered to buyers separately at the auction house's Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva, but were purchased by the same buyer.

Last month, a 59.60-carat pink diamond sold for a record $71.2 million in Hong Kong.

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Two dazzling pink and blue pear-shaped diamonds have together sold for 57,118,000 Swiss Francs ($57,425,000) to a private buyer at Sotheby's auction house (WION)

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Sotheby's said the Apollo and Artemis stones are "by far the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction".

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