ENAMEL PIN GRADING GUIDE

STANDARD PINS

The highest quality of pins offered. Standards have imperfections that are only visible upon very close-up inspection and/or from looking at the pin under certain lighting or from a specific angle. Free of major defects, but may have:

  • Superficial marks or scratches on metal or enamel surface
  • Superficial specks, dots, bubbles, or super fine cracks on enamel
  • Slightly low or uneven enamel fills
  • Very minor tarnish on small areas

SECONDS PINS

Seconds pins have noticeable, possibly multiple defects. These pins are still quality products, but due to the nature of handmade items, there are less than perfect results. Seconds may exhibit the following defects:

  • Deeper marks or scratches on metal or enamel surface
  • Larger specks, dots, bubbles, or fine cracks on enamel
  • Possible tarnish on metal areas
  • Low or uneven enamel fills
  • Smudges and stains on metal or enamel surface

Note: Flaws on seconds grade pins are random. I can’t tell you what flaws you’ll receive if you order a seconds pin, and cannot accommodate specific flaw preferences

I do not sell perfect/collector grade pins. I will always do my best to send out the best pins available; if there is a major issue, please send an email with photos explaining your problem to shop@artoftangmo.com

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