The most expensive earrings on the planet were just auctioned off Thursday night. The winning bid? $57.4 million!
Sotheby’s auctioned off the two pear-shaped earrings separately. The blue earring is named Apollo, and the pink one is named Artemis, godly names for godly expensive pieces of jewelry. Though they were sold individually, the same person bought both earrings for the collective $57.4 million.
Artemis (yes they’re so expensive that they will be called by name) is a 16-carat pink diamond classified as an 11a diamond, apparently the most chemically pure of its kind. While Artemis’ individual price was an impressive $15+ million, Apollo is the true face of vanity. The blue gem is a 14.54-carat diamond with the rare grading of 11b. Only one percent of diamonds in the world are 11b, so it makes sense that Apollo’s individual price was over $42 million.
Sotheby’s said that the blue gem was the “largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.”
Whoever bought these Greek earring gods better be careful. They might stick out wearing mismatched blue and pink earrings, making them an easy target for any jewelry enthusiasts.