These Earrings Sold For £45 MILLION But There's Something Odd About Them...

17 May 2017, 15:19

Sotheby's Auction world most expensive earrings £4

They're the most sought after earrings on the planet, but these dazzling drop earrings come with one BIG catch.

The world's most expensive earrings have just been snapped up for a cool £45 million.

Auction house Sotheby's sold the dazzling diamond pear drop earrings during a preview in Geneva, Switzerland, but weirdly they don't even match!

Yep, the mysterious buyer snapped up a stunning set of ODD earrings!

Don't worry though, the diamonds are mis-matched for the sake of design.

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The Apollo and Artemis Diamonds have been described the company "truly exceptional stones", with each earring having its own unique identity. 

Shining bright in a vivid blue colour, the Apollo earring weighs in at 14.54 carats and is perfectly cut and polished into a pear shape.

Its partner Artemis also shares the same pear shape but weighs a whopping 16 carats with an intense pink diamond.

So why are they so expensive?

Well, both gems are exceptionally rare, with less than 0.1% of the world's diamonds having any blue in them at all. What's more, only a tiny percentage of those is graded Fancy Vivid Blue like Apollo.

Apollo sold for £33 million and Artemis cost £12 million, despite their estimated value having been £55 million, making them the most expensive earrings ever sold.

Imagine how they'd cost if they actually matched!