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What Material Should My Awards Be Made Of?

When purchasing an award or trophy for a sporting, professional, or academic achievement, the award’s material is something that should be taken into consideration. The last thing you want to do is to undermine somebody’s achievement by giving them a trophy that feels like it was made out of a cheap material. Just like you need to pay attention to the wording on the trophy, you should ensure that the material that the trophy is made of properly conveys the fact that you are proud of its recipient. 

Here at Woltman Trophies and Awards, our team of professional trophy engravers only uses the finest materials for our trophies and awards. Here is a quick guide to the different materials that you can pick from when you get a trophy or award made by our company. 

Crystal Awards

Crystal awards are some of the most sought-after awards on the market. This material is loved by our customers because it displays beautiful clarity, and its heavier mass makes a great impression on the recipient. When it comes to chemical makeup, crystal awards are composed of sand, sodium carbonate, limestone, and a few other additives. Crystal trophies are heavy, but they are fragile, so make sure that you are careful when handling them. 

At Woltman Trophies and Awards, we will customize your crystal awards, and you can choose between corporate crystals, sport crystals, and recognition crystal. To go even further, the size, shape, and engraving style can also be customized. 

Acrylic Awards

Also known as lucite, acrylic is a clear and translucent material with a hard and smooth surface. It can be shaped into different forms, and objects can be embedded into the acrylic trophies, making them extra customizable. Our acrylic awards are shatter resistant and offer the same beauty as crystal and glass awards without breaking the bank. 

The wide range of customization options for acrylic awards makes them perfect for a variety of different occasions, including graduations, professional achievements, and sporting achievements. The different customization options that you’ll find with acrylic awards are wall-mounted plaques, diamonds, obelisks, piano finishes, and both modern and classic styles. 

Glass Awards

Like crystal awards, glass awards and trophies are comprised of sand, sodium carbonate, and other additives. However, glass contains little to no traces of lead, which leads to differences in the way that light is diffracted through the trophy, as well as differences in weight (glass is lighter). Compared to acrylic trophies, glass awards and trophies are much more scratch resistant and substantial feeling. 

When working with Woltman Trophies and Awards on your glass trophy, we offer many different colors of glass, different combinations of materials, as much simplicity or detail that you desire, and a range of shapes and sizes. 

Bridgeton, MO Trophies and Awards

Whether you’re looking for custom glass, acrylic, or crystal trophies and awards, the professionals at Woltman Trophies and Awards can handle your request. We only use the highest-quality materials, and our turnaround time is second to none. 

To get started on your custom award or trophy, contact us today at (314) 230-9617.