Here’s The Meaning Behind Catriona Gray’s Gorgeous Hand Chain

Catriona Gray’s passing of the Miss Universe crown to South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was marked by a number of notable things. From her emotional and inspiring farewell to her showstopping gown, Catriona showed us once again that she is truly a queen. Another remarkable element was the elegant chain she wore on her hand.

Clearly depicting the iconic Philippine sun, the nationalistic piece of jewelry goes beyond simply symbolizing the Philippines flag. Catriona revealed the deeper meaning behind the hand chain bracelet on an Instagram post.

“My ode to my beloved Philippines. Throughout my journey, I’ve always wanted to carry a piece of my country. After designing my ear cuff, it came time for the final piece,” she captioned it.

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The hand chain, which features the Philippines’ golden sun and the three stars, was created by Catriona in collaboration with Manny Halasan. Manny shared the design on his own Instagram page, sharing that through the bracelet Catriona was able to “wave proudly the Philippines flag.”

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Excitingly, Catriona also mentions that she is working on something “very special to allow each of you to own one of these iconic pieces.”

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