An Overview of Glass and Crystal Trophies and Awards


You have probably been to a banquet or social gathering that is held in honor of someone who has accomplished a major goal in their life. The honorees at these types of festivities are often awarded a trophy for their success and these awards come in a plethora of styles. The most refined of these is the glass or crystal award and they are appropriate and affordable for anyone.

People enjoy receiving recognition for their accomplishments because it makes them feel valued by others and that their efforts were appreciated. Acknowledging someone’s success out of the blue or within a formal gathering is an incredibly special way to let someone know you are thankful for them and their efforts. A perfect way to acknowledge this person and their efforts is by giving them a lovely glass or crystal award that is engraved with your personal sentiments.


There are trophy manufacturing companies that offer personalized glass and crystal vases and bowls that are cut into unique designs. Some trophies are formed into the shape of a globe which is a perfect way to recognize international corporations for their successes. Glass and crystal awards can be fashioned with working clocks in them, awards with stars cut into them, trophy cups with lids, and even awards cut into the shape of a house. Whatever type of business or event is to be honored with a glass or crystal award, chances are you will find a company to create exactly what you want.

A clever thing about glass awards and trophies is that they do not just come in a clear color but have subtle or bold additions of color within the glass or crystal itself. Starfire glass is a type of glass that imparts a delicate hue of blue to the trophy, and jade glass is not jade gemstone but rather a subtle tint of green color incorporated into the glass itself. Some awards will have bold colors mixed with lighter colors which will accent engraved logos and sentiments especially well.

Illuminated awards and trophies are really neat. They are made of your choice of color and type of glass or crystal and when finished, sit on a solid wood base with a small voltage bulb that lights up the award. Some wooden bases are made high-gloss materials including a stunning piano black finish. Lighting a glass or crystal award amplifies its already intrinsically glimmering nature.

Presenting someone with a crystal or glass award with your personal sentiments etched onto it is a truly special and warm way to honor someone in your life. These awards are often quite affordable and will have lasting value to the person receiving it. These type of award never go out of style so if you need an idea for honoring someone special in your life, consider giving them a personalized glass or crystal award or trophy.