Miss South Africa
Miss South Africa
Jack Friedman: The Official Jewellery Sponsor of Miss South Africa 2014 – 2018.
The Miss South Africa Pageant supports promotes and supports strong women, women with goals and a view of a role in society.
We at Jack Friedman have been a proud sponsor of Miss South Africa because we believe in the values as well and support them too.
Throughout the years of sponsorship, we have collaborated in creating magnificent jewellery with the Miss South Africa winners as well as set the standard of designs in the country.
Miss South Africa Crowns
It has been an honour to create 2 crowns for the Miss South Africa Pageant.
Click below for more information about each design.
Miss South Africa Crowns
The Creative Thinking Behind the Miss South Africa Enhle Crown
As a main feature we used the infinity sign to symbolize the enormity and ongoing nature of her roll as Miss South Africa.
The three main stones are Sugilite also called Luvulite (sold as the stone of love) This gorgeous stone is mostly purple and most often associated with royalty. The deposits of this unique translucent violet stones come from South Africa. The mine where these specific stones were mined is in a town called Hotazel in the Northern Cape. This violet crystal has a highly protective and healing property. One of Miss SA’s privileges is to assist in the healing of our nation and its people and this stone will protect her in doing so.
Next to the Sugilites in the top row of stones we used Amethyst, a stone that works in the emotional, physical and spiritual planes to provide calm, balance, patience and peace. This will assist her in her roll as Miss SA as a role model to the youth to exhibit appropriate behavior and a positive attitude.
The rest of the stones used in the crown are faceted white quartz crystals. We chose these as we would love our Miss SA to be able to wear her well deserved crown while travelling, attending prominent events and for everyday smaller functions without the fear of potentially losing a stone.
We then decided to bind these wonderful stones together by a triangle like shape, which are stacked in layers, not a flat surface, with alternating layers paved with stones leaving a gap in between the layers. These trinities represented by the triangle shapes are power, intellect and love.
The crown was made from silver. Silver is the metal of the moon. Like the moon and water, silver is reflective and used to mirror the soul. The bottom of the crown forms a full circle that will have an cushion like inner that will adjust according to head width and allow for Miss SA to wear her hair up or down comfortably. A triangle like pattern with soft rounded edges was engraved in this space to soften the look and break the flat surface.
Furthermore the entire crown has a milgrain finish on the edges of the metal to soften the appearance and round of the look.
A Platinum Masterpiece Created By Leading South African Jewellers Jack Friedman
The PALESA crown for the Miss South Africa was unveiled in 2014 at the Jack Friedman Sandton City store.
When Rolene Strauss, Miss South Africa 2014 (who became Miss World 2014), was announced at Sun City, she was crowned with a brand new glittering masterpiece worthy of her prestigious title. Liesl Laurie also had the privilege of being crowned with the extraordinary Palesa crown.
Sun International, long-time licence holder of the Miss SA competition, has unveiled a magnificent, modern platinum crown especially created for the dazzling occasion by Jack Friedman Jewellers.
The crown is synonymous with beauty pageants and the Miss South Africa organisers decided that a new headpiece had to be created for the new look and revamped Miss SA pageant.
The team at Jack Friedman Jewellers wanted something that was both elegant and memorable. They decided to make the crown from platinum, one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and synonymous with South Africa which accounts for 80 percent of world production. The precious metal in the Miss SA 2014 crown comes from Anglo American Platinum.
Working with pageant designer, fashion guru Malcolm Kluk, the Jack Friedman team took inspiration from the natural beauty of indigenous South African flowers and traditional patterns to create the new simple and striking crown.