Crystal is an enduring medium for awards, trophies and gifts that never loses its appeal. But with the advancement in technology in laser engraving, it has enabled these 3D gifts to become very personal, and the ideal way to mark any event from a birthday or wedding, to corporate award ceremonies. Thanks to today's fantastic designers and innovations in technology, it has broadened the option to design an idea and turn it into a reality. Here are a few suggestions of how laser engraving can bring your 3D gifts alive.
Zodiacs in crystal
What could be a more ideal birthday gift than a three-dimensional laser engraving of the recipient's horoscope sign? An incredibly detailed, personalised design makes for unique 3D gifts to be treasured.
Engaging 3D gifts that can be given at any time of the year or for a significant religious event, images etched in crystal can range from a Buddha to Christ on the cross, or even of Mary and Baby Jesus.
Three-dimensional laser engraving is now the modern equivalent of the tools of 18th and 19th century artisans. In keeping with famous works of art, such as those depicted by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Giorgione, designers can now recapture such paintings in the finest detail in crystal, producing wonderful pieces to treasure.
Recapture an image of a much-loved pet or favourite animal in crystal with a laser engraving. Wonderfully detailed depictions of animals, such as dolphins, birds, lions and horses, can be given as an enduring memento for any special event or anniversary.
If a sports ceremony requires a lasting memory, why not offer crystal awards as a lasting token? A three-dimensional laser engraving of your club badge, or depicting figures, such as golfers, footballers or tennis players in action scenes, provide a great talking point. They can also be simple and effective gifts for sports aficionados to mark a birthday or coming of age event.
As crystal is an enduring and durable product, and three-dimensional laser engraving a highly specialist skill, trained designers can bring these elements together in a unique combination to depict some of the most beautiful images of Christmas. Whether it's a traditional Christian scene or something a little more abstract, an ornament of this calibre will provide many years of happiness and reflection.
Designers can create beautiful etched images of flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or even Valentine's Day. A laser engraving of a flower - from a single rose to a profusion of lilies - provides a world of opportunity for someone to highlight their enduring love with 3D gifts in a most special, personalised way.
George Berdichevsky is the Founder of 3Design Center, which designs image files to be used in engraving machines for use in trophies and 3D gifts. His team of talented artists can create bespoke images suitable for 3D trophies from any idea or image. Visit the website for more information.