MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – When Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray walked the stage for the first time as the pageant's winner, it wasn't just the famed Mikimoto crown that dazzled and sparkled.
The newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 winner wore her hair side swept to showcase an ear cuff fans from her Binibining Pilipinas days will find familiar.
On her right ear was what looked like the "3 Stars and The Sun" cuff which she wore during the Binibining Pilipinas competition in March 2018. (READ: Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018: Ambassador for PH culture, design)
(Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said Catriona was wearing the "3 Stars and The Sun" cuff or something that looked similar. We've since updated it based on jewelry maker Tessera's post.)
Turns out, our queen took it a step further and wore a new creation by Tessera Jewelry: the "Alab At Dangal" ear cuff. "Made of gold, studded with diamonds and rubies with golden south sea pearls," the brand said on Instagram.
Photo by Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization
View this post on Instagram Let us all take a look on the day where @catriona_gray first wore the iconic Three Stars and the Sun Earcuff Everyone went crazy and was moved by her creative design. Now, it is our time once again to show our love and support to her by wearing the Three Stars and The Sun Earcuff on Dec. 17 as Queen Catriona Gray competes for the Ms. Universe crown. We love you Catriona! Your Tessera family is rooting for you . #CatrionaGray #TesseraJewelry #ThreeStarsAndTheSun #MissUniverse #Philippines A post shared by TESSERA JEWELRY (@tesserajewelry) on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:28pm PST
Known for her love of Philippine textiles, Catriona also previously wore earrings known as the "Pearl of the Orient." All of the accessories were done by Tessera Jewelry.
View this post on Instagram Cheers to another patriotic jewelry designed by our very own @catriona_gray Introducing our latest PEARL OF THE ORIENT dangling earrings. This dangling earrings were inspired by Philippines' popular title "The Pearl of the Orient/Perlas ng Silangan". Let us all give our continuous love and support to our Ms. Universe, Catriona Gray. We're all very proud of you and we will always have your back CATRIONA X TESSERA A post shared by TESSERA JEWELRY (@tesserajewelry) on Dec 14, 2018 at 2:24am PST