26 April 2020

Tournament of Brooches: This Week's Results!


We've got the updated results from our first round one "region"!



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No contest here! The number one seed, the Cullinan III and IV Brooch, dominated its Diamond Wild Rose Brooch competition, bringing in 83.57% of the vote to the rose's 16.43%!


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This match-up was much closer. Ultimately, though, Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Brooch prevailed, pulling in 56.85% of the vote to the Diamond Clematis Brooch's 43.15%!


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National symbolism -- and yellow diamonds! -- won this contest. Though the Pearl Trefoil Brooch claimed a respectable 37.54% of the vote, the Australian Wattle Brooch was favored by 62.46% of you!


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In this battle of two colorful jewels, the Cambridge Emerald Cluster Brooch grabbed a whopping 76.96% of your votes, while 23.04% of you decided on the Colombo Floral Brooch!


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These two brooches were neck-and-neck, but although the Dorset Bow Brooch was preferred by 43.11% of voters, Queen Victoria's Pearl and Diamond Brooch won with 56.89% of the vote!


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In this Victorian vs. Art Deco battle, the Queen Mother's Aquamarine Art Deco Brooch was triumphant with 68.85% of the vote, while 31.15% of you chose the Women of Hampshire Brooch!


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This one wasn't close from the start -- Empress Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Brooch brought in an impressive 74.06% of the vote, while the remaining 25.94% of you chose the Nizam Roses!


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This contest was a major runaway! Though 16.65% of you picked the Chelsea Iris Brooch, Queen Victoria's Diamond Bow Brooches claimed victory with 83.35% of the vote!


Get ready: our next set of round one matches begins tomorrow morning!