When you think about making an award, to give out to people which shows your appreciation, think about using crystal. The price of crystal is cheaper, when you compare it to other metals like gold or silver. This doesn’t mean that it is any less valuable in the eyes of the person receiving it. In fact, there are some people that consider crystal to be of equal value to these precious metals.
If you design and make a custom crystal award, it shows the person how much you value them. A custom crystal award can even be engraved with the name of the person. When the person who receives the award sees that special touch, the award will have an even greater meaning to them. The look and feel of the award seems expensive and the person will feel the same way.
Don’t be worried about the price because although it looks and feels expensive, it really isn’t. I don’t mean to say it doesn’t have value. However, when you compare them to something like gold making the award is a fraction of the price. For the price of one gold award, you could have three crystal awards that are engraved and look beautiful. That reason alone is enough to make crystal the choice of material for me.