As an homage to humanity, designer and diamond painter Reena Ahluwalia has painted the Mouawad – Miss Universe Power of Unity Crown. The diamond painting was commissioned by Mouawad Co-guardian Fred Mouawad and will be auctioned to make a positive societal contribution and impact. In the past Reena has painted a series of historic Mouawad diamonds including the Mouawad Dragon and the Mouawad Dynasty.
“I paint diamonds to celebrate nature, our shining human spirit and humanity. I believe we all are like diamonds – we come in all colors, we are brilliant and full of potential,” said Reena. Using colours red and black to depict passion and strength, Reena’s painting has an empowered woman in the form of a diamond wearing the Mouawad Miss Universe Power of Unity crown. Reena envisioned the diamond woman figure filled with light, limitless potential, who confidently carries the resolve of being an agent of unity and greater societal good. A message, that is quite literally, the crowning glory of the painting.
The Power of Unity Crown is a partnership between legendary diamantaire Mouawad and The Miss Universe Organization. The crown is estimated to be worth US$5 million, making it the world’s most expensive pageant crown on record. The Mouawad designed and crafted crown features 1,728 white diamonds and three golden canary diamonds originating from Botswana. The crown’s centerpiece, a magnificent golden canary diamond weighing 62.83 carats, signifies a woman’s inner strength and reminds us that in unity, lies power.
“The interconnected vine motifs set with diamonds are symbolic of how through forging bonds among communities around the world, we can empower one another to become a force for good,” Fred Mouawad said. “Likewise, the crown’s name, ‘Power of Unity,’ is a message to the world to unite in the cause of humanity.”
On May 16, 2021, Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza, was crowned Miss Universe.