16 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Girls of Great Britain and Ireland vs Strathmore Rose


Our first Tiara Tournament kicks off today with a match-up for the ages:



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The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara 
vs.
The Strathmore Rose Tiara


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This balanced, classic tiara is the overall number one seed in our tournament. Given by a committee of women to Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893, the diamond tiara has a rich history as well as a beautiful design, making it a perennial favorite for tiara lovers. This sparkler is definitely going to be tough to beat!





This delicate floral tiara, also made in the nineteenth century, was a wedding present given to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (better known to us as the Queen Mother) by her father, the Earl of Strathmore, in 1923. She loved to wear the tiara across her forehead in trendy 1920s style, but it's not been worn by any other member of the family, and it's still in the vaults today. Could it be a dark horse champion in today's head-to-head battle?




Stay tuned later today for another tiara tournament match-up!