Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Luxarazzi Tiara Race (10): Danish Wedding Tiara vs. Congo Diamond Tiara

Poor Oval Amethyst Tiara, you could think, (all too understandably) never standing any real chance against the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara, your winner of the last match of the Luxarazzi Tiara Race, who took home the win with a whopping 86.46 percent of votes! Will it be as decisive today?
Facing off against each other in the tenth match of the first round of the Luxarazzi Tiara Race are the mystery that was the tiara Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte wore to the wedding festivities of Queen Margrethe of Denmark - hence known as Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte's Danish Wedding Tiara, likely a diamond and emerald piece (a little more info here) - and the Congo Diamond Necklace Tiara. Which one wins your affection?

Note #1: As this discussion often comes up when it comes to the Congo Diamond Necklace Tiara due to the country in its name and Belgium's history with it... There's nothing pretty about the mining and acquisition of gems through history, from long ago to the present day, but these diamonds are not what you would define as blood diamonds. The concept of conflict resources, including diamonds, only started to emerge in the 1990's.

Note #2: Voting closes on Tuesday night, Lux time.

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