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Glass Trophies vs Crystal

Glass Trophies vs Crystal Trophies

There is something magical about making something so tailored and so detailed from something as fragile as glass. Glass trophies have become extremely popular and have an elegant and timeless look and feel. When choosing the right trophy for your awards, glass trophies typically stand out due to their versatility, sophistication and of course, that crisp sparkle. At Trophy & Medal Boutique, we offer a large range of glass as well as crystal trophies. However, we frequently get asked about what the actual difference is between the two. To help you with your choice, we’ve compiled a list of the few major differences and similarities between glass trophies and crystal trophies.

Both crystal and glass are made by following the same method of melting specific materials in high heat and forming a molten matter. However, crystal is made from slightly different materials than glass. Without getting too much into the scientific composition of glass and crystal – here are a few ways you can generally spot the difference between the two.

The Colour

Depending on which additives are added when making glass, it can generally come in different colours and hues. Crystal, however, is mostly clear and translucent. When customising your glass trophies, you can tailor your specific trophy by selecting whether or not you would like a coloured hue or not – the choice is completely up to you.

The Strength

Glass tends to be thicker and stronger. This is because it is generally made from a thicker slab of glass when cut into a trophy. Crystal is more fragile and therefore slightly more valuable as it allows for more detailed engravings and designs.

The Sound Test

Although you might need to strain your ear a bit, it is known that crystal makes a different sound than glass. If you listen closely, crystal has a slightly more reverberated ring to it, whereas glass tends to have a shorter and duller cling.

What We Offer

Whether you are interested in the intricacies of crystal or glass trophies, or whether you simply adore the sparkle of your trophy on the display cabinet, we’ve got something for you. If you would like some more information on everything Trophy & Medal Boutique can do for you, feel free to browse through our extensive range on our website. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our team members would gladly assist you with any enquiries or requests you may have.