The Mouawad’s newly designed crown for Miss Universe 2019

06 Dec 2019 | Abigail Henry

Miss Universe organization has introduced  a new magnificently designed crown, which will be honored to the newly crowned queen of Miss Universe 2019. The crown is worth $5 million and is 167-karat stunner, designed by the well-known jeweler Mouawad. The new “Power of Unity Crown” was unveiled for the first time, yesterday in a ceremony led by Miss Universe president and CEO Paula Shugart and Mouawad CEO Pascal Mouawad.

The crown design features intricate 18-karat gold vines and ivy leaves inlaid with more than 1,770 diamonds. The centerpiece is a 62.83-karat golden canary diamond. It’s flanked by two smaller diamonds cut from the same stone mined from Botswana, Pascal Mouawad described.


The Mouawad’s newly designed crown for Miss Universe 2019


Shugart and Pascal Mouawad had discussed collaborating on a Miss Universe crown for years, but were finally able to do it this year.  “The Mouawad family has designed magnificent pieces for royalty around the world,” Shugart further said, “Now, you have designed a crown for our queens.”

The ivy leaf and vine motif are meant to represent the seven continents and the interconnectedness of the world’s communities. “It had to be a crown not only fit for a queen, but carrying a powerful message of women united throughout the world to do good,” Pascal Mouawad said. This is the fifth crown to be used by Miss Universe in the past 15 years.


The Mouawad’s newly designed crown for Miss Universe 2019


The reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray was crowned with the Mikimoto Crown, created by the famed Japanese pearl company. The crown, with a motif of a rising phoenix, debuted in 2002 for the pageant’s 50th anniversary and was retired in 2007 before returning to use in 2017.

A delicate golden crown designed by CAO Fine Jewelers was used in 2008, followed by the massive Nexus Crown designed by Diamond Nexus Labs from 2009 to 2013. The DIC crown, designed by Diamonds International Corporation, was the most recently designed crown before yesterday’s reveal. It was modeled after the New York City skyline, using hundreds of diamonds and sapphires in an intensely geometrical arrangement.


The Mouawad’s newly designed crown for Miss Universe 2019


We are much awaited to see this newly coveted crown to be achieved by the queen of the grand Miss Universe 2019. The most awaited fascinating pageant will be the 68th edition of the Miss Universe competition. It will be held on December 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Catriona Gray of the Philippines will crown her successor by the end of the event.

Who do you think will be the conqueror of this magnificent crown? Share with us your thoughts about this newly designed crown and also tell us about your favorite contestant in the comment section below.