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Pin Grading Guide

Pin Grading Guide

All of our enamel pins are handmade items, they are individually filled and polished by our skilled manufacturers, therefore it's difficult to ensure every pin is at 100% perfection. All pins on our store are separated into Standard and B-Grade options.


Standard pins are the highest quality available. All listed pins are of standard quality, unless they are marked as B-Grade in the style selection of the product. Since all pins are handmade, standard quality may include minor imperfections, including:

  • 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 pins have very noticeable flaws and are sold at discounted prices. Imperfections are 

  • 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