Contact: Mr. Ai
TEL: +86 833 2414198
Address: No.18, Changqing Road, Shizhong District, Leshan City, Sichuan Province, China,614000
Cloisonné custom lapel pins are for collectors, high end awards or very special events. Custom shapes are available at no extra charge. This is the traditional hard enamel product (the original lapel pin process) and is the choice for those who require the very best. It is a special lapel pins for anyone who wants collectible custom lapel pins, key chains, earrings, cufflinks, charms, pendants, challenge coins, medals, and any other custom stamped metal product.
The very best of the stamped and colored products, Cloisonné is the Royalty of metal and enamel products. It is the oldest enamel process and the colors are basically the same as stained glass. This metal art was developed over 6,000 years ago in China. Cloisonné is true hard enamel. The colors are deeper, richer and have a translucent appearance that no other pin processes can duplicate. They are made from actual crushed colored glass, used as a paste and applied to the recessed areas of the stamped design. There is a very small range of colors available.
As in all stamped products, Cloisonné custom lapel pins start with raised and recessed areas. The recessed areas are filled with the glass paste, and fired at a temperature of 1,400 degrees to a glass-like finish. The pin is plated with precious metal (like gold, nickel, silver, etc.), and then the face is hand polished to a beautiful hard finish. No epoxy is ever used on this pin type. Many times a pin has been polished and defects are found. The biggest are fixed, but some small ones remain. These slight variations from pin to pin are normal in Cloisonné lapel pins.
Real, true cloisonné is an almost lost art form and therefore costs upwards of 99.9% more, has limited colors available, and is notable by its irregular finish and translucent colors. It is really only for those who want to make a collector’s pin. Most people think it’s excessively expensive and has too many defects. The defects (some cracks, irregular enamel fills and some small bubbles) are what make each cloisonné lapel pin unique. While we have the expertise to produce them, they are difficult to make, are rare, but very special.