Combining glass with different colors or materials into an award design satisfies those with a more modern or artistic taste. Art glass has been experiencing a surge in popularity, as buyers seek out more unique and creative designs. Each piece is not exactly the same, so each one is, in essence, one-of-a-kind. The vibrant swirls of color and interesting shapes make for a more dazzling display than just your typical award — these products double as an art piece. Combining glass with touches of stone or metal also adds a bit of interest for those who find glass by itself a bit too plain.
—Jean Chen, Crystal by Design