FIFA WORLD CUP 2022
The FIFA World Cup trophy, which stands 36.5 cm tall and weighs 6kg, did not exist until seven decades after the tournament was founded
The trophy is, without a doubt, a priceless piece of sports history
Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni, an Italian trophy maker, was commissioned to create the new FIFA World Cup Trophy in gold with green malachite rings integrated into the base
The trophy is said to have cost $50,000 to produce at the time
Tobias Kormind, managing director of online diamond and jewellery retailer 77 Diamonds, estimates that the trophy would cost $242,700 to produce today
He also estimates that the trophy takes about 40 artisanal hours to make; at $50 per hour, that adds another $2,000 to the overall cost.