Wednesday, May 17, 2017

And In Collectibles News: Sotheby's Sells a Mismatched Pair Of Earrings For $57 Million

From Tass:

Sotheby's sells diamond earrings for record $57 million
GENEVA, May 17. /TASS/. A pair of mismatched earrings - one with a blue diamond and the other with a pink one - went under hammer in Geneva at a record-breaking price of more than $57 million, the Sotheby's auction house said.

David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby's International Jewellery Division, described the earrings as "by far the most important pair of earrings ever offered at auction."

"The divine diamond twins - one pink and the other blue - are perfectly matched in size, cut and tonality," Sotheby’s said in its description of the lots. "The stones are currently mounted as a spectacular pair of earrings, but are being offered separately, on account of their extreme rarity, power and presence."

The diamonds - a blue diamond named Apollo and a pink diamond named Artemis - were bought by the same phone bidder from Asia and will remain a pair....MORE