The Artemis and Apollo diamonds sold at auction with a final price of £44.9 million.
A pair of coloured diamonds are set to go under the hammer at Sotheby's Geneva in May 2017 which could break records for the most expensive earrings ever sold. The Apollo and Artemis diamonds, named for the brother and sister gods of power and beauty in Greek mythology, are currently set as a pair of earrings but will be sold separately due to their outstanding quality and value. The star of the two is Apollo, a 14.54 carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond valued at $40 million, while its sibling is classed as a 16 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond with a value of $14.5 million. Both are pear-cuts and, if sold to separate buyers, will likely be reset by their new owners.