The Star of the Universe Crown
About the Crown: This is the first crown specifically designed for the Miss Universe pageant. The crown is made up of approximately 1,000 Oriental cultured and black pearls set in solid gold and platinum frame and weight 1.25 pounds.
Timeline: 1954-1960 (the first and last winners to wear the crown were both Americans: Miriam Stevenson & Linda Berndt)
Cost/ Price: the crown was insured for $500,000 (it was also said that due to the price of the crown, securty is always around to guard it).
Trivia: This crown was only used three times by the Miss Universe winner: first when she is crowned, second is when she passes her crown to her successor and the third was rumored to be when she is to take her official Miss Universe portrait.