17 May 2020

Tournament of Brooches: Week Five Results!

The results are in for last week's brooch contests!

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In this match-up between a major heirloom and modern brooches, the Greville Ivy Leaf Clips held their own with 39.98% of the vote -- but it was the Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Pendant Brooch that won the day with 60.02%!

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Once again, the Cullinans have proven that they're going to be tough to beat! The Cullinan VI and VIII Brooch won over 66.29% of you, while the Sapphire Chrysanthemum Brooch was favored by 33.71% of voters.

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Two brooches from the Queen Mum's collection faced off in this contest. While the Greville Scroll Brooch brought in 27.26% of the vote, the Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch triumphed with 72.74%!

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Talk about a runaway! In this contest, 84.79% of voters selected the Kent Amethyst Brooch, with the Golden Dahlia Brooch managing to sway only 15.21% of the vote.

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Upset alert! Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch was toppled in this contest, bringing in 33.38% of the vote to the Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch's 66.62%!

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The underdog triumphed in this match-up, too! The Pearl Triangle Brooch claimed 60.77% of the vote, while the Flame Lily Brooch was chosen by 39.23% of voters.

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This may have been our very closest vote yet! In the end, Queen Mary's Richmond Brooch squeaked out a victory with 50.42% of the vote, while Queen Mary's Turquoise Brooch brought in 49.58%. (With more than 4000 votes cast, the difference here was only 35 votes!!!)

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In our final round one contest, Goliath won the day. While the Golden Trellis Brooch was favored by 12.7% of voters, it was the Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch that claimed victory with a whopping 87.3% of the vote!

That's it for round one of our Tournament of Brooches! Round two voting begins tomorrow...