The triumph of the English Cricket Team this weekend sees the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy return to British soil for the first time since it was produced.
In 1999 the House of Garrard designed the first-ever permanent trophy for the ICC Cricket World Cup. In a play on the sport’s symbols, a gold cricket ball is supported by three silver stumps and bails, which represent batting, bowling and fielding.
The trophy took Garrard’s craftsmen over 400 hours to create and involved a total of seven different processes, from hand raising the stumps to the engraving and gilding.
Now, thanks to England beating New Zealand in the final, the trophy is back home for the first time since it was commissioned.
If trade professionals want to tour the venue where England won back the trophy, attendees of the 2019 Professional Jeweller Awards can enjoy a VIP tour.
House of Garrard has a rich heritage of crafting trophies and awards. For centuries, individuals and organisations have turned to Garrard to capture the pride and glory of that moment in gold or silver. From yachting’s America’s Cup to the Royal Ascot Gold Cup, many of the world’s most iconic symbols of victory began their life in the House studio.
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