Winning any award or trophy is a matter of pride and an award is something that you will cherish forever. Glass and crystal have become the prime materials that awards are made of. In order to ensure that your awards continue to look as good as the day you got them, it is important to maintain them. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your crystal and glass awards:
– Dusting: Never underestimate the importance of a good dusting. Dust build-up can often cause the crystal or glass to get foggy. Additionally, any dirt on the surface may cause scratches. An everyday dusting might be going a bit over the top, but it is a good idea to have the awards dusted frequently.
– Handling: Avoid trying to handle the glass or crystal as much as possible. If the award comes with a metal or wooden base, hold the award at the base. If you see any smudges or fingerprints after handling the awards, use a piece of soft-cloth to wipe it gently off; any amount of latent moisture will give the glass a foggy appearance.
– Enclosure: The best way to prevent dust from accumulating and letting anyone handle the award is to put it in a glass enclosure. Not only will the award still be on display, but you will also protect it from any harm; it is a lot harder to knock a trophy down if you can’t actually reach it.