New crown for Miss Wagga Quest

THE CITY’S reigning Miss Wagga Quest crown will soon be passing the baton onto a new model after more than 20 years of service.

NEW WINNER: 3rd generation family jeweller Cowri Sankar with parts of the crown taking shape. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

NEW WINNER: 3rd generation family jeweller Cowri Sankar with parts of the crown taking shape. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Craftspeople at Epica Jewellery have been working around the clock, sketching and creating a new design that will embody the spirit of the community competition. 

Store owner Jake McPherson has donated $3500 in staff hours and materials to create the new piece.

The new design will feature an original design of roses, the competition’s symbol, and be made of sterling silver. It will replace the more than two decade old current crown, which is made of steel and featured pearls.  

“I can’t wait to see the girls wear the new beautiful crown,” Mr McPherson said.

The newly designed crown is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. 

Miss Wagga Quest has been celebrated for nearly 70 years, and the Community Princess position was introduced in 1965. 

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