Pin & Charm Grading Information

Enamel pins & charms are handmade products that come with an assortment of variations even within the same batch of products due to the nature of their creation. To help understand the standard variations between products, we’ve developed a grading scale to clarify what variations you may see in the item you receive. Every creator develops their own grading scale, and it may vary between shops. We hand-inspect each product in natural light by holding them about 20 inches away.
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Grade A/Standard

Our Grade A items are our standard products with the least amount of variations from the pin, charm or artwork shown in the product listing. Minor variations can include:
  • Tiny air bubbles or very small nicks on the enamel
  • Stray glitter specks in non-glitter area
  • Stray glitter specks of another color
  • Light enamel underfill
  • Tiny drops of enamel color in the wrong areas
  • Small scuffs or scratches on the metal plating or enamel
  • Small areas of plating imperfections
  • Some minor flecks of dust in the enamel
  • Slightly bent-back posts
  • Plating imperfections on the back of item
  • Minor variances in screenprinting including small scratches or smudging
  • Slight over-polishing to metal lines
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Grade B/Seconds

Our Grade B items are still extremely wearable products but include more variations from the pin or artwork shown in the product listing than our Grade A items. These may not include a backing card in the package. Variations can include:
  • Noticeable or multiple areas of underfilled enamel
  • Moderately scuffed enamel or metal
  • Multiple air bubbles in the enamel
  • Small areas of the wrong color fill
  • Over-polishing of metal lines resulting in a slight loss of detail
  • Missing enamel on a small portion of the pin
  • Noticeable off-set or missing screen print
  • Overflow of enamel that results in slight flooding
  • Large amounts of stray glitter
  • Noticeable amounts of dust in enamel
  • Gouges or marks on enamel
  • Backing posts that have significant sway
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Grade C/Junk

Our Grade C items include major variations from the posted artwork or example items on our product listings. Variations may affect wearability and these items are extremely discounted.
  • Very noticeable areas of scuffing
  • Deep gouges in enamel
  • Deep scratches in the enamel
  • Large areas of underfilled enamel
  • Multiple defects in the metal plating
  • Large air bubbles in hard enamel
  • Complete areas where glitter has been misapplied
  • Low-quality enamel or metalwork
  • Incorrect back stamp
  • More than one unfilled enamel area
  • Broken or missing pin posts

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