Sotheby's Sets Record For Most Expensive Earrings

Auction house Sotheby's (BID) has set a record for a pair of earrings, dubbed the "world's most expensive" set. The earrings were known as the "Apollo Blue" and the "Artemis Pink" and sold for $57 million at an auction in Geneva, Sotheby's said.

The pear-shaped gems were named for Greek gods, but the buyer has renamed the set. Calling the 14.54-carat blue diamond "The Memory of Autumn Leaves" and the 16-carat pink diamond "The Dream of Autumn Leaves," Bloomberg noted.

Sotheby's sale breaks a record set by Christie's which sold the "Miroir de l'Amour" earrings set back in November for $17.7 million.

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