06 April 2020

Tiara Tournament: The Championship!

The votes are in for our incredibly close Final Four round of the Tiara Tournament! I've got the results -- and now you get to vote to crown a champion!

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In this heavyweight battle, a tiara commissioned for Queen Mary went up against a sparkler she purchased from the Romanovs. In the end, our overall number one seed was conquered! Though the GGBI brought in 49.11% of the vote, it was the Vladimir Tiara that prevailed, eking out the victory with 50.89%! (The margin was, astonishingly, less than a hundred votes!)

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In this match between an established diamond sparkler and a relative newcomer, the margin of victory managed to be even closer! While the Greville put up an amazing fight, capturing 49.41% of the votes, Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik won the day with 50.59%! (The difference here, unbelievably, was twenty-six votes!)

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So, for the chance to claim the title in our first Tiara Tournament, it's...
The Vladimir Tiara vs. Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik!

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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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This classic diamond tiara was inspired by a kokoshnik owned by Queen Alexandra's beloved sister, Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. Later worn by Queen Mary, it's graced the Queen's head at banquets, premieres, receptions, and galas since 1953!

Get your votes in today -- the winner will be revealed in tomorrow morning's post!