Pin Grading Policy

Pin Grading Policy

Enamel pins have natural variations and slight flaws that occur during the production process. No one pin is perfect and every pin maker's grading standard varies. Please read below for Pinkachii's grading standard before purchasing ♥

A Grades

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

  • Stray glitter
  • Wiggly posts
  • Low-fill enamel in small areas
  • Tiny pores in glittery areas
  • Slightly misaligned screen printing
  • Small traces of random debris (dust, fuzz, etc.)
  • Tiny bubbles in enamel, glitter or epoxy coating
  • Light scuffing, scratches, dents, enamel bleeding
  • Slight discoloration 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
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 pins, meaning that they either do not spin or have issues spinning.

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

  • Missing posts
  • Discolored / tarnished plating
  • Missing/chipped enamel
***By purchasing from Pinkachii you agree to these conditions. Thank you.