I didn't like the spear with statue, so i made one that looks more like a sword. To try and get the focus on the sword itself, i lowered the value of everything and made the sword a white ceramic for contrast. also played with DOF, or in this case a little DOF fakery.
The 'Goddess Sword' lets call it, is made mostly of glossy ceramic, with a metal cutting edge. The statue part is a lesser quality of ceramic so it has some cracking due to use, where the 'blade' part of the ceramic is pristine. The inner area i decorated with tinted abalone type tiles with chrome filigree.