Miss Universe just unveiled the newest crown that will be awarded to Catriona Gray's successor at the 68th Miss Universe competition.
The new diamond-studded headpiece called the "Power of Unity" is designed by luxury jeweler Mouawad. It's a nature-themed crown that's detailed with "interconnected vines" to represent a "unity of women," Fred Mouawad, Co-Guardian Pascal Mouawad Division, explains on Instagram. The main highlight is the massive 62.83-carat golden canary diamond placed on the center of the crown.
As PEP.ph reports, it was revealed during the Miss Universe press conference yesterday, December 5, that the crown is valued at $5 million or around P253 million.
If you can remember, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona received the pearl-studded Phoenix Mikimoto crown, which was designed by Japanese artisan Tomohiro Yamaji. It was formerly crowned to titleholders Miss Universe 2002 Oxana Fedorova of Russia, Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori of Japan, and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
Last 2017, Pia Wurtzbach got the privilege to wear the Phoenix Mikimoto crown for her final shoot as Miss Universe.
In the past, Mouawad has designed Victoria's Secret's million dollars worth of fantasy bras—one of which was awarded a Guinness World Record as the most expensive bra ever made.
Other famous celebrities who have worn the jeweler's creations include Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, and more.