LOOK: All of Miss Universe queen Catriona Gray's patriotic earrings

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 18) — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is known for her timeless beauty and her desire to make the Philippines' rich culture known throughout the universe.

When Gray was crowned Miss Universe-Philippines in March, her stunning ear cuff was the talk of the town. Filipino designer Tessera Jewelry revealed it was conceptualized and sketched by Gray herself.


The creative beauty queen took cues from the symbolism found in the Philippine flag. The gold cuff named "Three Stars and a Sun" that was covered in white crystals hugged her ears.



Since then, the universe took notice of her accessories that highlighted her love for the country.

During the preliminary competition, the 24-year-old Filipino-Australian beauty once again wore her own creation. The earrings had a sun with three golden South Sea pearls and precious stones dangling from it, aptly called "Perlas ng Silangan or Pearl of the Orient."

The earrings swayed perfectly as she did her "lava walk."



Her journey to bring home the Miss Universe crown was sealed with Gray wearing another one of her designs created by by Tessera Jewelry. Her fans were not surprised when she wore a familiar patriotic ear cuff on the most important night of her pageant career. But it was different from what she wore when she was crowned Miss Philippines — ultimately better and flashier.

The "Alab at Dangal" earcuff is made of gold with the rays studded with diamonds and rubies. It has two stars and another one dangling off the cuff. Her earlobes were adorned with golden pearl studs with the same details.



Gray has been praised for taking indigenous fabrics to the global stage and tapping local designers to dress her up.