Apollo and Artemis, twin brothers and protagonists of probably the most well-known Greek myths. The connection between Apolo, which dominated the daylight, and Sagebrush, that of the Moon, was very slender, to the purpose that the Greeks linked the goddess with the cult of Apollo. Hundreds of years later, one other Apollo and one other Artemis – maybe equal or extra highly effective than them – have manifested within the type of diamonds. Two twin diamonds, apparently the identical, however with a distinct inside, like the actual Apollo and Artemis.
However how a lot is the worth of the costliest auctioned earrings on the earth? The jewerly, plural as a result of they have been truly bought individually, reached virtually 52 million euros at an public sale on the prestigious home Sotheby’s in early 2017. Apollo and Artemis, these two good pear-shaped diamonds, one blue and one pink, have been auctioned by 37 and 13 million euros, respectively.
The Apolo Blue -the actual identify of the gem- has 14.53 carats and, in accordance with the bookmaker itself in an informative notice, “it’s the largest flawless residing blue diamond that has ever been supplied at public sale. It belongs to the class IIb, a gaggle of treasured stones to which solely 0.5% of diamonds belong. ” For his half, Artemis Pink -its actual name- has 16 carats and “it’s a class IIa gem, the purest chemical kind of a diamond”, as they counted from Sotheby’s.
“The stones are mounted as a pair of spectacular earrings, however they’re supplied individually, because of their excessive rarity, energy and presence. It has been a privilege for Sotheby’s be given the boldness to promote the superb Apollo Blue and Artemis Pink, which have now been renamed, “he said David Bennett, president of Sotheby’s Worldwide Jewellery Division after the sale.
Regardless of the enduring, magical and emblematic of the identify, it appears that evidently the nameless purchaser, which had virtually 52 million additional euros to spend on a pair of earrings, determined to alter the identify: Apollo and Artemis didn’t end convincing him of every thing. He referred to as the blue diamond ‘Fall Leaves Remembrance’ and the pink ‘Fall Leaves Dream’. “The Twins, one pink and one blue, they’re completely matched in measurement, reduce and tonality “, was identified from Sotheby’s on its website in relation to Apollo and Artemis, baptized a posteriori as Reminiscence and Dream.
“I’m delighted that the stones are collectively like earrings. These exquisitely coloured diamonds are enormously uncommon and every is a superb stone in its personal fashion. Collectively, as earrings, they’re spectacular. We identify them after Apollo and Artemis, a brother and sister of nice energy and wonder who have been among the many most revered of the traditional Greek deities. These are diamonds of nice distinction, with extraordinary presence, and we’re honored that Sotheby’s has been chosen for public sale, “Bennett concluded of those two distinctive and historic gems, the costliest ever bought.
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