Pin Care

Pin Care:

Pins are plated with precious metals such as silver, gold, rose gold, etc. This metal plating can oxidize and discolor over time. When this happens, it's best to polish the pin before the oxidizing gets too bad. Always test a small area before polishing your whole pin to ensure there is not another plating issue. The area polished will leave a mark on the cloth of the black oxidized plating polished.

Where should I avoid polishing my pins?
Polishing is NOT recommended for pin areas with:

  • Screen print
  • Epoxy (on epoxy areas, as no metal is exposed)
  • Chipped or missing plating
  • Special treatment to the metal such as dyed metal

  • What if I don't have a jewelry polishing cloth?
    I offer jewelry polishing cloths here in my shop! If you are unable to get a cleaning cloth for your pins, DO NOT USE:

  • Alcohol
  • Citrus juice of any kind
  • Vinegars
  • Glass/Glasses Cleaner
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Or other abrasive or corrosive substancess
  • ... to clean your pins, as they may cause damage or strip protective plating in the process.

    Your pins are small works of art, keep them shining and clean!