A pair of contrasting colored diamond earrings established a world public sale report after promoting for greater than US$57 million (AU$76 m).
The blue and pink pear-shaped ‘Apollo and Artemis’ diamond earrings headlined public sale home Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva, Switzerland on 16 Could.
The flowery vivid blue internally flawless diamond weighed 14.54 carats and fetched US$42.1 million (AU$56.four m). Its pair, a elaborate intense pink diamond, weighed 16.00 carats and bought for US$15.three million (AU$20.5 m), bringing the whole profitable bid to US$57,425,478 (AU$76,989,884).
In line with Sotheby’s, the sale resulted within the jewelry gadgets turning into essentially the most worthwhile pair of earrings to have bought at public sale.
Though the stones featured as two separate public sale tons, the identical nameless bidder bought each. A Sotheby’s spokesperson confirmed the diamonds had been renamed by the customer following the sale – the blue stone now known as ‘The Reminiscence of Autumn Leaves’ and the pink stone known as ‘The Dream of Autumn Leaves’.
Worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s worldwide jewelry division David Bennett mentioned he was ‘delighted’ the earrings would stay collectively.
“It has been a privilege for Sotheby’s to be entrusted with the very good ‘Apollo Blue’ and ‘Artemis Pink’. The outcomes from [this] sale – which noticed greater than 90 per cent of tons bought and three new world public sale information – but once more underline the robust demand for top of the range diamonds, gems and jewels,” Bennett added.
A superb minimize, 7.04 carat, fancy intense purplish pink diamond set one other public sale report for the very best worth paid for a diamond of its color grade on each an general worth and per-carat foundation, after promoting for $US13.2 million (AU$17.7 m).
As beforehand reported by Jeweller, colored diamonds have been breaking world information for the previous few years.
A elaborate vivid pink oval-cut stone named the Pink Star fetched US$71.2 million (AU$95.9 m) at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong public sale in April this yr. The determine resulted within the diamond, which is mounted on a hoop and was renamed CTF Pink Star, setting the report for the very best worth paid at public sale for a diamond or piece of jewelry.
The earlier report was held by a elaborate vivid blue diamond generally known as the Oppenheimer Blue, which bought for US$57.5 million (AU$77.1 m) on the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva, Switzerland in Could 2016.
Till then, a diamond of the identical hue, the Blue Moon of Josephine, which fetched US$48.5 million (AU$65 m) at a Sotheby’s public sale, held the title.
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