Crafted from a composite of 300 series steel and aluminum wrapped around an image of Brisbane’s skyline, the iconic Brisbane Global Rugby Tens trophy represents the spirit, style, movement and excitement of the city’s new flagship annual sporting event.
Created by famous Brisbane jewelers Wallace Bishop on the eve of the company’s 100th anniversary, the trophy will be presented to the inaugural tournament winner on Sunday February 12.
“We were honoured to be chosen to create the winner’s trophy for this exciting, innovative new event for our city,” Wallace Bishop chief executive Stuart Bishop said.
Stuart is the great grandson of the company’s founder Wallace Bishop, who opened its first store on Elizabeth Street in 1917.
Boasting a colour image of Brisbane’s CBD on the inside, the trophy took over two months to craft. The result reflects both Brisbane’s history and the contemporary, iconic nature of the tournament.
“When we sat down and talked about who we could get to design the perfect trophy for this event the conversation never really went further than Wallace Bishop,” Rachael Carroll, chief executive of tournament founder Duco Australia said.
“”Wallace Bishop has been intimately linked to both Brisbane and the Australian sporting scene for almost a century now, so they were the obvious choice.”
About the trophy:
The design concept captures the spirit of the tournament and what it represents
- Global style
- Excitement, movement and pace
- Queensland welcoming the world
- The trophy is a composite of 300 series stainless steel and aluminum with a timber base
- Time to craft: 2 months
- The internal of the trophy is a photo over the Brisbane skyline including the story bridge and surrounding area.
About Wallace Bishop:
Headed by Stuart Bishop CEO
Wallace Bishop is a family-owned and managed business with five generations in the fine jewellery and premium watch industry and have been the jeweller of choice for thousands of Australians.
The Bishop family continues an unwavering day-to-day involvement in every single aspect of the business from the establishment of the business by company founder Wallace Bishop from the Elizabeth Street premises in 1917 to his son Carl Bishop, grandson Wallace Bishop (Chairman), great grandson Stuart Wallace Bishop (CEO) and the next generation in Stuart’s sons: Alexander and William Bishop.
Wallace Bishop has over 50 stores based in Queensland and Northern NSW with 500+ employees, many of whom have also been with the company for decades
A much-loved icon of the jewelry world, Wallace Bishop’s enduring success has been based on providing highly-personalised and genuinely customer-focused service.