Sotheby’s Putting Apollo & Artemis Diamonds On The Block At May SaleApril 27, 17
(IDEX Online) – Sotheby’s said the highlights of its upcoming sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels to be held in Geneva on May 16 will be the 'Apollo & Artemis Diamonds’.
Set with two exceptional diamonds they will be the most valuable earrings ever to be offered at auction. Offered separately as individual lots, ‘The Apollo Blue’ will be presented with an estimate of $38 million-$50 million, while ‘The Artemis Pink’ has a pre-sale estimate of $12.5 million-$18 million.
The auction will also include a very fine selection of colored diamonds and gemstones, as well as jewels bearing the signature of some of the world’s most important and sought-after jewelry houses: Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari, Sotheby’s said in a statement.
David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s International Jewellery Division, said: “It has been an honor to present the ‘Apollo and Artemis Diamonds’ during our pre-sale exhibitions in Hong Kong, London, Dubai and New York: individually, each of the diamonds is absolutely remarkable and together, they are just breath-taking. We have also had a wonderful response to other prominent lots in the sale, including a wide and exciting selection of stunning signed jewels and high quality gemstones.”