These £45 Million Mismatch Earrings Are the Most Expensive In The World

The blue and pink pear-shaped diamonds, named Apollo and Artemis after the Greek gods, were auctioned off at Sotheby's last night.

MOST POPULAR

These earrings just set the world record for the most expensive pair ever auctioned after being sold for £45 million.

The blue and pink pear-shaped diamonds, named Apollo and Artemis after the Greek gods, were auctioned off at Sotheby's last night. Although sold separately, the same buyer purchased both pieces.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Apollo blue is said to be the 'largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to be offered at auction,' according to Sotheby's.

The 14.54-carat gem earned a rare grading of 11b, which accounts for only 1 per cent of diamonds in the world.

Meanwhile the 16-carat Artemis pink was classified as an 11a diamond, 'the most chemically pure' of its kind.

Take a look at them in action below.

(h/t Forbes)

More from ELLE UK: