Cloisonne lapel pins are often considered to be the highest in quality. Cloisonne is an ancient technique for coloring jewelry. The cloisonne process is familiar to jewelers and artists around the world. Cloisonne lapel pins have an infinite shelf life. The beauty and longevity of cloisonne lapel pins makes them ideal for award pins, employee recognition, and important events to be commemorated such as grand openings. To get a custom cloisonne lapel pin design, please click the button below to fill out our form.
Quality Cloisonne Lapel Pins
Cloisonne lapel pins have a flat surface, but are not completely smooth to touch. Each cloisonne lapel pin is a hand-made work of art, and each color is hand filled with a colored glass.
Just like with stained glass, each color must be separated by a thin metal border. The metal border is usually plated with your choice of metal plating.
Quality Lapel Pin Design Tips:
If your cloisonne lapel pin design is correct, the metal border will only add to it’s beauty. To make the design correct, we must avoid hairline metal borders and fine details which are too small for die-striking.
A common mistake is to try to create very small text which is too miniature to read. It is a good rule of thumb to avoid sentences of text. If several words must be used on a one inch sized pin, it may be preferable to have the text wrap around the border of the design.
Production of Cloisonne Lapel Pins
Our artists have been making cloisonne lapel pins for many generations. They stay true to the original process which was developed ages ago.
To create a cloisonne lapel pin, they start by die-striking a piece of copper or brass alloy. Once the metal is formed into shape, it is carefully cleaned before they fill in the recessed areas with a colored glass powder. The pin and colored glass powder are fired in a kiln.
Finally, a metal plating is given to the remaining uncolored areas of the pins.
Cost of Cloisonne Lapel Pins
Cost of cloisonne production varies depending upon the size and quantity ordered. Please see our pricing for cloisonne lapel pins in the chart below:
Cloisonne lapel pins take about 2 weeks or less to produce in our factory. Each cloisonne lapel pin is a timeless, hand-made work of art.
Metal Plating Options for Cloisonne Lapel Pins:
There are several options for plating your custom made cloisonne lapel pins. You may choose from one of our plating options below:
- High polished gold
- High polished silver
- Unpolished black metal (oxidized matte finish)
- High polished black nickel (gunmetal)
- High polished copper
If you are unsure about what kind of plating you need, just ask our designers. We can design more than one draft to help you make your decision. As always, our design service is completely free and there is no obligation to buy.