The earrings were sold as separate lots. After protracted bidding, the flawless and vivid "The Apollo Blue" fetched $42.087-million and the equally intensely luminescent "The Artemis Pink" went for $15.33-million, buyers premium included.
The earrings, named after Greek gods, had respectively been valued at between $38-million and $50-million and $12.5-million and $18-million.
The 14.54-carat "Apollo Blue" is the largest gemstone in its category ever to be auctioned and has been cut and polished to a pear shape.
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