Pin Grading Policy

Enamel pins have natural variations and slight flaws that occur during the production process. There is no such thing as a completely perfect pin and every pin maker's grading standard varies.

Please read below for Pinkachii's grading standard before purchasing ♥

**We understand that what falls under what grade is subjective, however we have set these standards for our shop and as a customer you understand and accept our grading system when you purchase any item from us.

A Grades

No major defects but may exhibit minor imperfections visible under close inspection

  • Stray glitter
  • Wiggly posts
  • Low-fill enamel in small areas
  • Minor pores in glittery areas
  • Slightly misaligned screen printing
  • Traces of random debris (dust, fuzz, etc.) on/in the enamel
  • Tiny bubbles in enamel, glitter or epoxy coating
  • Light scuffing, scratches, dents, enamel bleeding
  • Slight discoloration, scuffing and imperfections in/on the metal plating on the sides and /or back of the pin
  • Excess metal in or around edges of pin
  • Minor enamel miscoloration
  • Slightly thicker metal outlines
  • Minor areas of enamel swirling
B Grades

 More noticeable minor defects
  • Moving posts
  • Low-fill in large areas
  • Large areas of chipped metal plating
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Missing enamel or plating
  • Wrong enamel fill colors
  • Large dents, divots, scratches
  • Missing or badly printed screen printing
  • Excessive bubbles, scratches, dents, divots
  • Foreign materials embedded in enamel, glitter or epoxy

C Grades
Very visible multiple minor and / or major defects.

This grade is mostly for spinning/moving pins, meaning that they either do not move as they are supposed to or have issues moving.

In addition to defects mentioned above, C grades may also have...​

  • Missing posts
  • Missing parts
  • Discolored / tarnished plating
  • Missing/chipped enamel
***By purchasing from Pinkachii you agree to these conditions and items will be non-refundable/exchangeable if they fall under their stated grading category. Thank you.