Sotheby’s opening sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva was headlined by “The Apollo and Artemis Diamonds”. They sold for USD 57,425.478, because of this amazing price, they became the most valuable earrings ever sold at any auction.
This pair – one pink and the other one is blue- is perfectly fitted to each other, in terms of size, cut and tonality. David Bennett says that (Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division) “by fat the most important pair of earrings ever offered ay auction.
The Apollo Blue: It is an impressive 14.54 karats. The Apollo Blue is the largest Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.
Artemis Pink Diamonds: It is welshing 16 karats, the stone has been in an extremely perfect way for providing pear shape, matching the Apollo Blue. While The Apollo Blue is valued by Gemological Institute of America (GIA), it has been told that it is Type IIb diamond which means that it contains less than one-half of one percent of all diamonds, and Artemis Pink was valued as Type IIa diamond which means that it is the most chemically pure type of diamonds; it is exceptionally pure.
Beside Apollo and Artemis, the sales featured signed jewels and marvelous gems. Gems from Kashmir, Burma, Colombia, and the jewels were from well-known jewelry houses like Cartier, Van Cleef &Arpels, Lacloche, Bulgar, Schumberger, and Tiffany.