Thursday, August 20, 2009
Mikimoto crown and tiara first used for Miss Universe 2002
Design by Mikimoto. The official jewelry sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization.
Kept by the Miss Universe Organization to be used in the crowning of the new Miss Universe every year.Valued at $250,000
800 diamonds, almost 18 carats.120 pearls South Sea and Akoya pearls, ranging in size from 3.0 - 18 mm Design depicts the phoenix rising, which signifies status, power and beauty
The Crown was designed specifically for the pageant on Mikimoto Pearl Island in Japan, Mikimoto crown and tiara first used for Miss Universe 2002