07 April 2020

Tiara Tournament: And the Winner Is...!


We've got a winner in our very first Tiara Tournament!



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It started out in the collection of a fascinating Romanov grand duchess...


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...and then spent some quality time with a great British royal jewel collector...


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...and has been a mainstay in this royal collection for more than half a century...


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...it's the Vladimir Tiara! Congratulations to this stalwart sparkler, which had all the versatility, history, and stamina needed to make it all the way to the tournament title! The tiara easily took home the victory with 67.96% of the vote! (Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik, our runner-up, brought in a respectable 32.04%!)



Thank you all so much for participating in this little bit of fun over the past few weeks! Never fear: another tournament is coming your way shortly, so stay tuned! And, in the meantime, I've got a MAJOR week of sparkle planned here at TCJ. Stop by later today to enjoy the glitter!