A pair of pink and blue diamonds have become the most expensive earrings ever sold after their were auctioned off for a staggering $70 million.

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Both of the glistening Apollo and Artemis Diamonds were bought by an anonymous buyer at Sotherby’s in Geneva yesterday.

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The blue Apollo pear-shaped jewel is 14.54 carats while the pink Artemis diamond comes in at 16 carats.

These diamonds have become the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction. Photo: Sotherby's

The stones were both mined in South Africa and are named after Greek Gods.

Speaking to the BBC, Sotheby's chief auctioneer David Bennett said the diamonds were in a lot of 400 other precious jewels sold on the night.

"These are in their own right extraordinarily rare stones, but taken together they are unprecedented, they are absolutely stunning," he said.

He also said that coloured diamonds are rare to come by and believed that was the reason they attracted so much buyer attention.

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The Apollo diamond sold for $51 million while the Artemis went under the hammer for $18 million.

And while they may have sold for a staggering sum, they actually fetched well below the estimated $96 million.

While the buyer didn’t want to be identified, Bennett told the ABC that he had renamed the blue earring "The Memory of Autumn Leaves" and the pink one "The Dream of Autumn Leaves".

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