Catriona Gray is no stranger to the spotlight, but she may just have outdid herself at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023. She totally dazzled at the red carpet! Hand in hand with her beau Sam Milby, she made quite an entrance gleaming in a fully-beaded Julianne Syjuco column dress that came with a cornflower blue feather shawl.
Her gown was not only the source of sparkle that night, though. Peppered in baubles from Bulgari, Cat was also adorned in eye-catching jewelry that amounted to a jaw-dropping P13 million.
LOOK: Catriona Gray Wore P13M Worth of Jewelry at the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
"I just wanted to do something a little bit different because I haven't worn anything like this before," Cat shared, explaining the inspiration behind her bejeweled look. Not only does she consider silver a flattering hue, she also thought it would coordinate well with Sam's tux. "I wanted to complement Sam's outfit, of course. I have a date for the first time at the ABS-CBN Ball," she gushed.
Enhancing her look for the evening, she called upon makeup artist Zidjian Paul and hairstylist Brent Sales to glam her up with soft smokey eyes and slicked back hair.
She then completed her 'fit with pops of color from her luxe Bulgari jewels. "I love a good accessory, a loud accessory. So, I feel very beautiful tonight," Cat told PEP.ph, sharing how honored she was to be donning statement pieces from the Italian luxury brand.
Ever curious, the press asked her about how much it costs, and while she didn't know, someone with the couple indulged the media with a price reveal. Even Catriona herself was shocked to learn her jewelry amounted to P13 million. "P13 million? Oh my god! I'm scared now," she said.
An eagle eye look at the Miss Universe's OOTD will tell you that her bold fine jewelry came from the Bulgari's The Diva and Allegra collections. Boasting of 18-karat solid rose gold bases, Cat's picks had a heavy sprinkling of vibrant gems such as: amethysts, peridots, pink tourmalines, citrine quartzes, blue topazes, and pavé diamonds. Fit for a queen, we say!
SHOP: The Exact Jewelry Catriona Gray Wore to the ABS-CBN Ball 2023
Allegra Necklace in 18-Karat Rose Gold, â‚±8,153,000, BULGARI, bulgari.com
Allegra Ring in 18-Karat Rose Gold, â‚±652,000, BULGARI, bulgari.com
You look great as always, Cat!
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.