Any trophies or awards will hold a special meaning to the person, who has won it. However, the material of the award is something, which will give the trophy a value that is higher to the person. Look at the trophies you have to understand what I mean, when you have a trophy, which looks newer it will be placed in an area, where people will be able to see them easier.
However, for rusty and cheap plastic awards they are left in areas, which are hard to see or even worse, they are left in the attic and do nothing, but collect dust. If you are the person in charge of making the trophy, you will want to think about using crystal to make a trophy. Crystal will not change color or rust over time, and the only thing you will need to do to maintain them is to dust them.
The lifespan of the crystal is something, which will be a very long time. In fact, they will be able to last as long as the person takes care not to drop it. If you place them in areas, where children are not able to reach or play with them. You will not really have to worry about damaging them.