F.A.Q.

Pin Grading System 

Standard pins are the highest quality I offer, since they are handmade they might have minor cosmetic imperfections. Here is a grading list with examples so you know which type of pin best suits your preference. 

*Back and sides of pins are not included in the grading process.

Examples of expected Standard Grade imperfections:

  • small specks, pores or bubbles
  • small buff marks, scuffs or scratches
  • slightly low or uneven fills
  • minor metal discolorations
  • slightly misaligned screen printing
  • random speck of glitter

Examples of Seconds imperfections:

  • obvious overflowing enamel fills
  • large smudges and/or staining
  • completely unfilled areas
  • heavy oxidization of metal
  • noticeable and deep scratches that span across the metal & enamel
  • loose posts/backings
  • very low fills in larger or visually important areas