By far the most popular award with other companies and associations looking for a prestigious award at their awards ceremony crystal trophy quality, claret jugs, and other crystal items. Crystals seem to have taken over from other awards.
A good reason for this is because many crystal awards and trophies given have enough space for a good-quality engraving. These carvings often contain works of art of various kinds such as company logos and images that correspond concerning the particular award category.
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Why the crystals become so popular in the presentation of the company? It cannot just be because of the potential for carving. Something that struck me in my last event in which the crystal award is being presented is how well the crystal and glass reflected in stage lighting shining on them.
Sparkling like a shooting star full table, the view was breathtaking, and certainly of interest to the recipient a win as they walked to the stage to collect their trophy.
People are impressed with how good they looked, both those who win them and the people at their table who are not so lucky that night in taking any awards themselves.
And silver-plated pewter tankards and salvers still look good, make no mistake. But even at the golf club where tankards events and salvers are subject to presentation of awards, crystal trophies, and indeed crystal tankards now know more dominant than all the awards given.
It could just be a phase or fashion. Perhaps it will slowly become less popular, and once again a variety of awards will be more fashionable metal.