17 March 2020

Tiara Tournament: Vladimir vs Belgian Sapphire

It's Queen against Queen in this afternoon's tiara showdown...

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The Vladimir Tiara vs. The Belgian Sapphire Tiara

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Classic design? Check! Multiple settings? Check! Incredible backstory? Definitely check! The Vlad's a top seed in this tournament for a reason -- it checks all the boxes! The Queen's been wearing it since 1953, and it's rightfully become one of her signature pieces.

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When the Queen needed a sapphire tiara in the '60s, she bought a necklace formerly owned by a Belgian princess and had it put on a tiara frame. The result is this sparkler, which fills an important hole in her collection -- but has garnered mixed reviews from tiara lovers. Can it take down the mighty Vladimir???

Check back for one more tiara match-up here later today!