About Us

The Crystal Shoppe Awards division is an off-shoot of The Crystal Shoppe, a long-established retail store based in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Established in 1955, The Crystal Shoppe built its reputation and success on stone-wheel hand engraving by founder, Mrs. Gladys Payne. A trained glass artist, she trained many apprentices (some of whom are still employees at the store!) in this age old craft, and the store continues to thrive today, personalizing ice tea drinking glasses and pitcher sets for customers new and old.

In 1986, due to requests for corporate awards, present owners established Crystal Impressions, (now known as The Crystal Shoppe Awards). We specialize in custom logo work using sand blasting, a time-honored method for deep etching on fine crystal.

Using custom artwork and text, we develop a film mask that is adhered to the crystal. The entire piece is covered with protective film. Experienced engravers then etch each piece by hand using high-pressure sand particles in a controlled environment. The awards are finally washed by hand.
The result is a beautiful, deep-etched engraving not possible using lasers or automation. Our production facility is dedicated to producing customer orders with utmost speed and reliability.
We are fortunate to provide custom awards for many of the region’s largest organizations, including the Charlotte Knights, Charlotte Bobcats, Carolinas Medical Center, Grant-Thornton, Duke University, Bank of America, Compass Group, the National Guard and Wal-Mart.

Affordable pricing allows us to provide donor and volunteer awards for many leading non-profits including The American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Hospice, United Way, and many more. Sorority and fraternity awards as well as schools (both public and private) regularly find budget-friendly yet beautiful awards as well.

We have been honored to provide trophies to leading country clubs in the region – Quail Hollow, Myers Park, Carmel CC, Charlotte CC, Thornblades, Mid Pines and many others, including The Amateur Golf Tour.

Our proudest achievements, are the countless small customers we have helped with their award needs over the years; no order is regarded as too small and every customer, regardless of size, gets the same personal and individual attention from our staff. Given our long history in the industry, we have unparalleled access to glass and crystal products and, if you don’t see it on our site, we can find it!

We are committed to building permanent client relationships by meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations in every transaction. We provide outstanding customer service, sell only quality products, use only superior engraving techniques, and never, ever missi a project deadline.

We remain a family-owned business with a strong commitment to our staff, our customers, and our community.

 Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday
10AM - 4PM


Tel: (704) 821-6664