EXCLUSIVE: You Too Can Get Your Hands On Catriona Gray's Iconic Ear Cuff—Here's How!
Forget the usual diamond studs and drop earrings—twenty-four-year-old Catriona Gray might have just started a new pageant trend. As she was crowned Miss Universe Philippines at the annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant last night, she stunned the crowd with her radiant smile and an unconventional accessory: a diamond-embellished ear cuff.
The beauty queen's statement piece went well with her stunning Mak Tumang beaded gown, creating a look that was equal parts unique and classy—and to be honest? We're in love!
Photo: Jonathan Cellona of ABS-CBN News
The patriotic accessory, "Three Stars and the Sun", was specially created for Catriona Gray by Tessera Jewelry. Established in 2013 and founded by Carl Deo Fider, the label creates innovative, sophisticated pieces. Their clients include celebrities Julia Barretto, Liza Soberano, and Anne Curtis, and even beauty queens like Pia Wurtzbach and Rachel Peters! In an exclusive interview with Metro.Style, Tessera Jewelry shares its inspiration behind last evening's statement ear piece, how to get your hands on one, and more. Keep scrolling!
Metro.Style: Who conceptualized the design of Catriona Gray's stunning statement ear cuff?
Tessera Jewelry: The design was conceptualized together with Catriona and her stylist Ton Lao. The idea was to come up with the best possible representation for the country. They reached out to our team for this collaboration, and the statement piece took more than a month of hard work and craftsmanship to create.
MS: Of all designs available, why did you decide to create an ear cuff?
TJ: We truly believe that Catriona can represent the country well in any [international] pageant—and that’s why we supported this [nationalistic] design. Instead of traditional earrings, Catriona wanted a patriotic ear cuff that would catch the attention of any observer.
MS: What designs does Tessera Jewelry specialize in?
TJ: We specialize in customized pieces made of silver and gold, but we also tailor fit our accessories according to our clients' needs. We also offer engagement rings at very competitive prices—perfect for gentlemen who are about to make their best investment yet!
MS: How can people have their own jewelry pieces customized? How much would it be?
TJ: One can own a piece for only P2,000, but since we mostly deal with personalized orders, the cost depends on the budget, the materials, and the complexity of the work. Clients can contact us on Viber at 0936-944-3352 or on Instagram for orders. It usually takes up to 10 working days to have earrings customized, and our items are available for both pick-up and delivery.
"The Belle of the Ball" Julia Barretto. Wearing 4ct. 3ct. 3ct. 4ct. Round & Emerald Shaped Drop Whole Diamond Earrings (each side). And Diamond Cocktail Ring. By Tessera Jewelry. Why so gorgeous? ?? @juliabarretto . #JuliaBarretto #Joshlia #StarMagicBall2017 #TesseraJewelry @cathsobrevega @qurator_studio
Specially made for the most beautiful and best dressed, LIZA SOBERANO. 3 CARATS (each side) Dangling Diamond Earrings. Star Magic Ball 2016 @lizasoberano _______________________________ @perrytabora @mickeysee @hairbybrentsales @michael5inco @previewph @itsmarjramos _______________________________ #lizquen #lizasoberano #starmagicball2016
MS: Finally, how can we get our hands on Catriona Gray's iconic ear cuff?
TJ: The exact piece that Cat is wearing is an 18k solid gold ear cuff, studded with 4 carat natural diamonds. It is priced at P178,000, but we also offer an affordable version (it's the exact design sans the diamonds), starting at P9,900.