Due to the wide variety of materials, the prices of trophies and awards range. For instance, Oscars are gold-plated, making them expensive. Other expensive crystal awards and trophies can be made from crystal and sterling silver.
Trophies that are slightly lower in price are mostly made from cast metals like copper, magnesium, zinc, aluminum, other alloys, or even real wood. The metals are plated or painted for the finish while the wood is stained for an authentic look.
Then, there are the inexpensive trophies, which use cast-resin or wood-pressed components. The parts made out of cast resin are plated or painted to create a better appearance.
The molds used to make trophies are generally made in different sizes for the first, second, and third positions.
Moreover, the molds are made in a way to match different price ranges, which can be used with a variety of materials, including glass to fit the customer's pocket.
Most trophies are made from molded plastic and plated with metals. However, there are some that are made from metals. Considering the durability and versatility of aluminum, it is the most commonly used metal in trophy making.
Even brass is used extensively, thanks to its attractive price. The sparkle of platinum has made it a popular choice for making trophies.
However, platinum is an expensive material, meaning that trophies will cost more. Even gold-based alloys are used for certain high-priced trophies.
All trophies are precious and valuable in their own way. However, you can purchase one that fits your budget, while having the best appearance.