16 August 2020

Scandi Sparkler Spectacular: Round Two Preview!

It's time for the second round of our Scandinavian Sparkler Spectacular! Here's a look at the tiaras that are still in the running to claim the champion's crown...

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All four of the top seeds (the Danish Ruby Parure Tiara, the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure Tiara, the Khedive of Egypt Tiara, and Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara) from our tournament bracket made it through the first round! In fact, there weren't many upsets at all in this initial round of voting. (Whoever is seeding this thing must know her audience pretty well, ha!)

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But we do have a few Cinderellas on our hands! Three of the #10 seeds from the tournament beat out the competition in the first round: King Olav's Gift Tiara, the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, and Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara. How long will they survive?!?

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Here's a look at an updated bracket with all of our current contenders. Voting begins bright and early on Monday! How did you do in the first round of voting, everybody?