Mismatched diamond earrings could make $68M

A pair of mismatched diamond earrings are estimated to fetch as much as $68 million when they head to auction in May, reportedly making them the most valuable set of earrings ever sold at auction.

The “Apollo and Artemis diamonds” — one Fancy Vivid Blue and one Fancy Intense Pink — will be offered as individual lots on May 16 at the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, reports Forbes.

“The Apollo Blue,” has an estimate of $38 million to $50 million and “The Artemis Pink,” has an estimate of $12.5 million to $18 million. “The Apollo and Artemis diamonds will be the stars of our May sale in Geneva — by far the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction,” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewelry Division, to Forbes.

Last week, a rare 59.6 carat, Pink Star diamond sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong for $71.2 million, a record price for any gemstone sold at auction.

[Forbes]