Yesterday I saw ny friend, a level 66 bear equip a 56 dingy crown (purple) he does not have the Nuri vanity shield but does have the armor. I asked him why he did not get it crafted so he could have the bonus.
Well I know that in times past, you could turn even a purple crown into a vanity one. Many many people did so, well we went to all Fallen Prince and none of them offered to turn it into a vanity helmet.
Any insights? Is it too late?