Get excited, everyone: there’s a new royal jewelry contest launching this week!
Tomorrow, we’ll begin voting on the British Royal Necklace Contest, a showdown featuring 32 fantastic necklaces from the British royal vaults. I’ve sifted through the incredible range of necklaces from current British collections to select the contestants. The choices I’ve made reflect the wonderful variety of pieces available for the Windsor women to wear, from important antiques to new modern pieces. There’s also a range of sizes and styles of pieces included in the roster. (As you’ll imagine, a lot of necklaces had to be left out, unfortunately.)
To help us in our voting, I’ve arranged our bracket into four regions: Diamonds, Red & Green Gemstones (emeralds and rubies), Pearls, and Blue Gemstones (sapphires, aquamarines, and turquoises). The matches have been arranged to compare pieces with significant similarities in colors, design eras, sizes, and styles.
Here’s a look at the complete bracket from our tournament. You’ll find a lot of familiar pieces included, but I’ll expect that some of the choices are surprises, too—hopefully introducing some lesser-known necklaces into the mix! You can download a printable PDF version of the bracket here, so you can follow along from home.
The voting begins tomorrow with a match between a pair of classic diamond necklaces from the Queen’s jewelry collection. I’m excited to hear about the contests that you’re looking forward to, as well as those for which you’re going to have a tough time picking a winner! (And heck, let me know which other necklaces you’d have added as honorable mentions, too!)