Metal is one of the most durable and versatile award materials. When creating a metal award, the possibilities are endless. Considering the many finishes and methods used to shape and personalize this material, any concept can be achieved.
At Cristaux International, we take great pride in our selection of materials, metal being one of our most popular choices. We’d love to share more with you on Cristaux’s values, manufacturing process, types of metal awards, engraving, and more. Let’s join forces to make your metal awards ideas a reality.
The Cristaux team is always studying its craft and putting our clients first. Whether you envision crystal, acrylic, or metal awards, we produce unique creations within diverse budgets and deadlines. From offering custom awards and a stock collection to expanding our selection of core materials, we are dedicated to giving you all the options you could ever need. With all the possibilities we provide, you are free to dream.
When creating metal awards, we maintain countless choices for our clients. From brass to nickel to gold. From electroplating and polishing to casting and acid-etching. We have the tools to modernize your story and recognition vision.
To create metal statues, awards, or gifts, you’ll consider the following aspects: material, manufacturing process, finish, and personalization.
Ask yourself what color and weight you envision for your design. All metals can be modified with different company branded colors, while the weight of the metal can vary. Consider our vast selection of metals:
How your awards are built is often determined by your budget, quantity, and timeline. Consider the following manufacturing processes for metal creations:
Learn what manufacturing options you have by reading about handmade and machine-made awards.
Browse your options to find the perfect finish for your unique creations.
Contact the Cristaux team to learn more about our finishing options.
The Cristaux team is committed to making all clients’ wishes come true.To reflect our dedication to excellence, our select creations come in many different shapes and have a variety of purposes. Consider the following types of custom metal awards for inspiration.
Plaques are a classic option for individual recognition because they are easily customized to each recipient. Metal elevates any design in small and big ways. The sleek material can be used to digitally print personal details or as a veneer to cover less costly materials while achieving the metallic effect.
Custom medals are classic type of metal creations. At Cristaux, we aim to modernize traditional medallions. We do this by reconfiguring the shape and function of the piece. For example, to replace the typical ring used to connect the medal and the ribbon, we designed a slit for a ribbon to feed through. The result is contemporary and one-of-a-kind.
Regardless of the type of metal you choose to work with, you’ll have a custom metal trophy to proudly present. You can opt for aluminum, steel, or prestigious gold. No matter what, you’ll present a strong and striking metal trophy fit for any champion.
Custom award statues celebrate outstanding achievements in a timeless fashion. At Cristaux, we’ve used bronze, gold, and more to achieve excellent and detailed designs. When creating custom metal statues and figurines, we often use metal to cast the molds and electroplate, or coat, the pieces.
Custom gifts make any occasion a bit extra special. From applauding donor milestones to celebrating a completed construction project, giving custom gifts is a great way of expressing gratitude for others. At Cristaux, we especially enjoy designing functional gifts like keychains and paperweights. Not only are you honoring deserving people, but you’re also giving them something useful and long-lasting.
When deciding how to customize awards, we consider the material and the time needed for each personalization method. For engraved metal awards, we have many techniques for customization. Consider the ones listed below:
Innovative and striking designs always start with a clear and compelling vision. With your story and brand as the foundation, our materials and tools are the building blocks for your one-of-a-kind metal award. To begin your process with Cristaux, submit an inquiry. From there, we will guide you through the design, production, and shipping processes. From creative design to drop shipping, we will support you through the whole journey. If you are looking for additional enhancements to your program, discover the details of our comprehensive recognition solutions.
Metal employee awards are recognition pieces made of metal. They are used to honor your employees’ hard work and achievements. To learn the benefits of recognition awards and discover award ideas, read this blog post.
A metal fabrication award is also known as a fabricated metal award. It is made by hand with the help of machinery. Handmade awards are often made in smaller quantities and more quickly and cost less upfront. Learn more about the differences between handmade and machine-made awards.