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Materials For Making Custom Pin Badges, Bespoke Jewellery & Charts

The minimum and maximum metal thickness for manufacturing your logo into a bespoke pin badge from solid base metal alloys in volume are:

Base Metal Alloys:
Stainless Steel - 1mm - 12mm (recommended for photo etching), Mild Steel - 1mm - 20mm, Aluminium - 1mm - 12mm, Brass 1mm - 6mm (recommended for die stamping and photo etching due to its superior strength), Bronze - 1mm - 6mm, Titanium Alloys - 1mm - 5mm (Only used for laser cutting), Copper - 1mm - 6mm (a softer metal recommended for die stamping badges with intricate details and hardens when stamped.) Pewter - 1mm - 12mm (recommended for die casting.) Zinc - 1mm - 12mm (recommended only if your product is very large and thick in order to reduce the weight and allow the badge to be practical to wear.) If you require a metal type that is not listed please get in touch.

We supply silver and gold plated chains to go with all pendant and necklace orders, you can view our nice selection of base metal chains, and metal fixings and attachments used on all products by clicking the links.

Hard Enamelled Logo Jewellery:
Produced in 1.2mm - 3mm thick quality base metal with a perfect smooth flat plated finish of your choice. Gold, silver, antique silver and anitique bronze plating tend to be popular with polished top surfaces and matt sandblasted recessed areas. As known as imitation enamel it has the advantage of being able to highlight the finest of details and use any pantone matching colour enamel to suit your logos branding, it is cheaper to produce than cloisonne enamel pin badges or cufflinks and is very well suited for mass production with its relatively quick manufacturing process. Download our pantone enamel colour chart

Cloisonne Enamelled Logo Jewellery:
Produced in 1.2mm - 2mm thick quality base metal with a brilliant glassy looking smooth surface which is baked until hard then beautifully polished. Popular plated finishes are gold, silver, antique silver, bronze and shiny copper with a polished or matt finish. The choice of coloured enamel is limited, please confirm your requests. Cloisonne is a traditional enameling technique that gives an authentic look with classy finish and is more expensive then our modern day hard enamel.

Fashion Logo Jewellery:
Opaque or transparent acrylic – 2mm up to 12mm thick (with polished edges in any colour).

Maple veneer wood – 3mm - 12mm thick (with laquered finish) Maple wood – 3mm - 12mm thick (with laquered finish) Oak wood – 3mm - 12mm thick (with laquered finish) Cherry wood – 3mm - 12mm thick (with laquered finish) MDF – from 4mm - 15mm thick.

Precious Metal Jewellery:
The metal thickness of precious metals we use for our handmade personalised jewellery and bespoke lapel pin badges are: Sterling Silver - 1mm - 3mm 9ct Yellow, 9ct White Gold and 9ct Rose Gold - 0.8mm - 2mm 18ct Yellow, 18ct White Gold and 18ct Rose Gold - 0.8mm - 2mm. Palladium and Platinum can be used on request.

white gold, 9k gold, silver and 18k gold bespoke jewellery
precious metals used to hand make bespoke jewellery designs

Metal Finishing Options

All the bespoke logo jewellery that we make can be hand finished in various ways, we offer:

Highly Polished
Bright Satin magnetic Finish
Brushed / Smooth Matt Finish
Frosted Finish
Diamond Cut Patterned Surface finish - Various styles available.
Semi / Precious Stone Setting
Coloured Hard / Soft Enamel
Sandblasting for consistent matt finish
Textured finishes on request.

Metal Plating

Micro plating: 1 - 10 microns
Yellow gold or Rose gold
Shiny or Satin Silver
White Rhodium or Grey Rhodium
Jet Black Ruthenium
Two tone plating is available.

Coloured electro plating is available..

The above micro plating is used for handmade items. Our plating chart below is only used AND applied to base metal pin badges, jewellery.

Download our plating colour chart here:

diamond cut rose gold name necklace and diamond pave set 18k white gold name tag
two tone plated pendant, enamel pin badge and handcrafted gold plated pin badges

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