Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy Is ‘Meticulously’ Made — What to Know About Iconic Award

Lindsay Kimble
·2 min read

The Vince Lombardi trophy

When the Super Bowl comes to an end this weekend, one team will walk away with the bragging rights — and one pretty amazing trophy.

The Vince Lombardi trophy — named for the former the Green Bay Packers coach — is awarded at the NFL championship every year, and has been "meticulously" crafted by Tiffany & Co. since 1967.

The trophy is molded by silversmiths and metal spinners at the luxury jewelry company's Cumberland, Rhode Island, holloware workshop, according to a press release. The details and designs of the trophy, which features a pyramid-like base with a regulation-sized sterling silver football on the top, are hammered by hand into the metal.

RELATED: How the 2021 Super Bowl Will Be Different Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to Tiffany & Co., the trophy's design was sketched by former company Vice President Oscar Riedener during a meeting with the former commissioner of the NFL in the '60s.

Justin Edmonds/AP/Shutterstock; Mike Ehrmann/Getty Patrick Mahomes (left) and Tom Brady

Twenty-two inches in height, and seven pounds in weight, the trophy takes around four months to complete.

RELATED: Every Tom Brady Super Bowl Performance: Did He Win and Was He MVP?

It will be awarded to the winning team — this year, either the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers — after Sunday's game in Tampa, Florida, before being returned to the workshop in Rhode Island. Once there, the name of the winning team will be hand-engraved on the trophy.

RELATED VIDEO: Meet the Inspiring People Selected to Be Honorary Coin Toss Captains at the 2021 Super Bowl

Meet the Inspiring People Selected to Be Honorary Coin Toss Captains at the 2021 Super Bowl

James Martin, Suzie Dorner and Trimaine Davis open up about the moment they were selected to be honored at the Super Bowl

Tiffany & Co. also makes the Pete Rozelle Trophy, which is awarded to the game's MVP every year.

The Buccaneers and the Chiefs are facing off at Super Bowl LV on Sunday in Tampa. The game will air on CBS at 6:30 p.m. EST.