THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE DIAMOND EARRINGS
Apollo & Artemis Valued at a Record Breaking 55 Million Pounds
Sotheby’s recent unveiling of Apollo and Artemis, the exceptional pair of earrings, one a 14.54 carat vivid blue diamond, the other a 16 carat fancy intense pink, has taken the diamond world by storm. Their names come from two Greek gods, the beautiful and powerful twin brother and sister, Apollo and Artemis, who were widely venerated throughout the ancient Greek world. Sotheby's has valued Apollo at a staggering 40 million pounds and Artemis at 14.5 million pounds, creating a pair potentially worth an astonishing 55 million.
Fotocredit: Geneva Fine Jewels Highlights Exhibition At Sotheby's, London, Tristan Fewings, by Getty Images
According to David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby's International Jewelry Division, these diamonds are: "the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction". He explained that though these two exquisite colored diamonds are individually breathtaking when united, they form a pair of earrings of enormous distinction and extraordinary presence. For his part, Tobias Kormind, managing director of 77 Diamonds, commented:
In a serendipitous, parallel sequence of events, Swarovski has tapped into the zeitgeist and unveiled two recent innovations of its own; the new Swarovski Zirconia colors Greyish Blue and Purplish Pink. The former exudes a unique and compelling calm blue radiance that is a perfect complement for delicate Purplish Pink with its heart-warming pastel pink glow. Created using the Swarovski TCF™ method, a process patented in Austria and the USA that enhances the surface of the stone with a desired shade just as subtly complex as one of nature’s own. Paired together these colors speak of language full of youth, femininity and the eternal dance of attracting opposites. Combine two Swarovski Zirconia in the Pear Pure Brilliance Cut, one of each color, and the result could be a stunning Apollo/Artemis statement of one’s very own.