Pin Grading

All enamel pins are made by hand and individually filled and polished by workers so it’s difficult to guarantee 100% perfection! I do not sell Perfect/Collectors grade (S grade) or Mod grade (C grade) pins. Please read my pin grading guide below before purchasing~


Standard Grade

Standard grade pins are the best quality pins I offer. All pins are standard grade unless otherwise stated. Standard grade pins contain no major imperfections, but please note that since pins are handmade, they may include some minor imperfections such as:

  • Small scratches or scuffs on the metal or enamel
  • Minor imperfections in metal plating
  • Superficial bubbles/speckles/pores on enamel
  • Minor underfill/slightly uneven fill of the enamel
  • Scruffs on the side or back of pin (NOT the front)
  • Slightly misaligned screenprinting


Seconds Grade

Seconds pins have more noticeable flaws and will be sold at a discounted price. Seconds pins are not guaranteed to come with backing cards. Imperfections may include one or multiple of the following defects:

  • Deep scratches on the metal or enamel
  • Heavily noticeable imperfections/staining in metal plating
  • Overflow or underfill of enamel in obvious areas
  • Completely unfilled areas/missing enamel
  • Bent pin needle
  • Misaligned screenprinting
  • No glitter detail/glitter overflow


Like all plated jewelry, pins will inevitably tarnish over time. This is a temporary condition and can be fixed with some non-abrasive jewelry polishing cream and a soft microfiber cloth. Please test polish a small area on the pin first to ensure the materials you're using won't damage the pin before you move on to polishing the entire pin!