Fine jewellery manufacturer Soley London has created a platinum trophy for the forthcoming inaugural Athletics World Cup.
Crated in 999 platinum, 15 different craftsmen worked on the trophy, which is the first of its kind to be made in the precious metal.
The piece was designed and created in the company’s London-based workshop and will be presented to the winning team at the event taking place at the London Stadium July 14-15.
Soley London founder, Mark Soley, shares: “As an avid sports follower, it was an honour to be asked to produce such a prestigious trophy and create a world first. We wanted to be sure it captured the essence of the sport, incorporating the unique fronze wreath and global status of this event.
“Platinum is one of the most challenging materials to work with, and as a trophy had never been made in Platinum, we really were working with an unknown quantity. But nothing is impossible, so we just got on with it!”
Eight of the world’s top athletics nations will battle it out for this coveted prize, with teams from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, alongside the USA, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa.
Soley London is often tasked with creating unique pieces for numerous international brands and also supplies many of the world’s leading independent jewellers from its annual collections of fine jewellery.