Handcrafted Finishes Can Make All the Difference in Award Jewelry
Like any other jewelry piece, award jewelry is art. The ultimate look and appeal of the final lapel pin, money clip, or medallion starts with the design created by an artist. The most expensive materials may look cheap with the wrong design, while an inexpensive item may look quite good if the art is well done.. At Debco Mfg, you have a design team that has been in creating beautiful designs for over 35 years. You can be certain that we will advise you each step of the way to optimize the final appearance of your award jewelry.
Our pins and other award jewelry items are multilayered. Much of the enchantment comes from how those layers are finished. Commonly the background will be blastedwith beads to create a textured look, while the top layers will be polished to a bright finish.
You may also wish to use antiquing or oxidizing to create other effects. Here are some of the most likely finishes that might enhance your jewelry item:
Military Gold – This finish creates a slightly different color to your gold like you might see on military or police items.
Antique Gold – There is actually no process to create an antique gold. To get that effect, you can use antique bronze.
Textured Gold – Technically, this look is not a finish, but created by blasting the gold surface with tiny beads. There are many different types of possible looks available.
Bright Gold – The surface of the gold is polished to provide the maximum sheen and depth. . This is commonly done on the top level of your jewelry.
Antique Silver – Through the use of chemical etching, the silver surface can have the appearance of being antique.
Oxidized Silver – Through a controlled oxidation process the silver finish appears darker, and will keep the appearance without the need to polish it in the future.
Bright Silver – The surface of the silver is polished to provide the maximum sheen and depth. This is commonly done on the top level of your jewelry.
Antique Bronze Satin
Bright Bronze - The surface of the bronze is polished to provide the maximum sheen and depth. . This is commonly done on the top level of your jewelry.
Bright Copper - The surface of the copper is polished to provide the maximum sheenand depth. . This is commonly done on the top level of your jewelry.