custom shaped pin for volunteers

Custom Gold Pins

Our gold pins have a jewelry-like appearance and are the top choice for those customers looking for an elegant pin, plated in gold before being polished by hand.

custom gold pin

Looking for gold pins with your logo?

When you choose a gold high polish lapel pin, there are many options to create a stunning custom gold pin. One is to sandblast the recessed areas to create a two-tone appearance, or those areas can be filled with soft or hard enamel colors for a brilliant highlight. Add gemstones and gold plating for an extra special touch and a higher perceived value, or upgrade to a deluxe flat-clutch fastener.

Gold Pins With Enamel Colors

Gold pins are a beautiful and individual way to reward employees, staff members, and volunteers. Why send thank you cards when you can create a design that will last a lifetime? They motivate and help encourage good morale. By awarding your staff or volunteers, you are investing in a successful future for your organization or business. Our custom lapel pins can be made in solid gold as well as in a 24k gold plating.

30 year work anniversary gold pin

Adding Enamel Colors

  • We can add up to ten logo colors
  • We offer pms color matching
  • enamel colors are separated by a metal line

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See All Pins

We have a wide selection of lapel pins, from soft enamel and hard-enamel. We offer the most popular styles in our gallery for you to choose from.

gold metal pin pharaoh design
winged gold pin
apple pin in gold metal
gold gemstone lapel pin
one year company service pin
10 year award pin
shiny silver metal pin with stones
custom design lapel pins
shooting star gold awareness pin
silver service pin with emerald

Gold Pins Are The Perfect Award

Celebrating encourages productivity and makes people enjoy their work. This brings me to the second way that you can use a handcrafted pin. What do you love about your job? That it helps people or even the world? Many employees work goes unnoticed. However, it doesn't have to stay this way! Show your staff or that they are making a difference. Whether the difference is for your company or the world, people love knowing that their work is getting noticed. They are the perfect way to show them how much their work really means to you. This will help them feel that they are a part of the company and a part of the success. Encourage the productivity of your business while encouraging the happiness of your employees! What better way to say thank you than with pins that are beautiful, detailed and will last for years?

gold pins

How are gold pins made?

We double strike each custom design into solid metal for the highest level of relief and detailing, then plated in one of our many finishes, including antique or shiny. Plated and hand-polished with attention and care.

lapel pins custom 20 year design

What is the production time?
Normal production time is ten working days. We can usually accommodate rush jobs for an additional charge. We do recommend ordering pre-production samples when adding gemstones to your design.

Why should I order from Us?
Our customers receive the best quality products at the best prices, with Monterey Company taking care of all of the design and artwork at no charge. With fast production times and low minimums, our clients also work with a dedicated account manager.

Handcrafted Design

Handcrafted for your special event and designed with any logo or image of your choice. Using high-quality metal and material, they are easy to cherish for years and the creation process is simple! All that the first step entails is an idea. Whether celebrating an accomplishment, performance or feat, engraving your pins with a custom design gives them an individual and genuine feel. From here, our artists will create a pin concept and send you a design to approve. Next, we will fill your order with as many as requested and send them to you for your anniversary or award.

What are the different types of gold?

You’ve likely heard of karats (k) when referring to how valuable and pure a certain piece of gold is.

Gold is ranked in a system wherein 24k gold is 100% pure. Gold jewelry is strengthened with alloys or other metal mixtures (like copper, silver, zinc, and nickel) because pure gold is too soft for daily wear. In this scale, 18k contains 75% pure gold and 25% alloy – or 18 out of 24 “parts” gold. 14k gold is around 58% pure gold, or 14 out of 24 parts gold. And 10k gold is around 42% pure gold, or 10 out of 24 parts pure gold.

14k vs 18k

Before you dive in on the advantages and disadvantages of each type of gold, you may want to consider the difference between 14K and 24k gold, and what goes into determining the right gold option for you. 

What’s the difference between 18k and 24k gold? 24k gold is pure gold, whereas 18k gold is 75% gold and 25% alloyed metals. Both are valuable and desired, but 24k gold is naturally valuable for its purity. 18k is often used in jewelry as it is durable yet still valuable. Pure gold is not typically used in jewelry that is affected by daily wear (such as rings and bracelets) because it is too soft and prone to scratching. However, there are many jewelry pieces that are less affected by routine use, such as charms, lapel pins, and other small pieces.

Which gold is better? 18k or 24k?

Both 18k gold and 24k gold are valuable and desirable. Of course, 24k gold is 100% gold, so it is naturally more valuable from a monetary perspective. However, 24k gold is less durable for long-term use than 18k gold since it does not contain any extra alloyed metals that help strengthen it. So collectors and investors in gold would find 24k gold more valuable, but someone who is looking for an engagement ring would prefer an 18k piece, as it’s more likely to last a lifetime of daily use. 

24k gold is vivid and bright yellow in color. Since 24k gold is pure gold, it is valuable for investors and collectors. Gold is a commodity that trades based on supply and demand. While the price of gold can rise and fall in the short term, it has always maintained its value over time.

Why Choose 18k Gold vs 14K?

18k gold is made up of 75% gold and 25% alloy. 18k gold is usually the purest form of gold we see used for rings, bracelets, and other wearable jewelry.

However, since 18k gold is so pure, it scratches more easily than gold that is less pure. Also, because of its high quality and wearability, it has a higher price point than other types of gold.

14k gold is made up of 58.3% gold and 41.7% alloy. 14k gold is the most popular gold for rings and other wearable jewelry in the United States. Rings and other jewelry made using 14k gold are both more durable and more cost-friendly than those made with 18k gold.

Sometimes, 14k gold may trigger skin allergies since it has a higher alloy content than 18k gold. So those allergic to copper, zinc, nickel, silver or iron should take this into consideration when purchasing a 14k gold piece.

Advantages of 10k Gold

10k gold is made up of 41.7% gold and 58.3% alloy. It is the most impure gold can be while remaining legally “gold” in the US and other countries. But, its high alloy content means that it is also the most durable and affordable form of gold used in jewelry. Aesthetically, 10k gold is significantly less rich in tone than 14k or 18k gold. And, like other types of gold mixed with alloys, it has a risk of causing skin irritation if the wearer is allergic to certain metals since it is made up of ~58% “other” materials.

Gold Filled

Gold Filling is created by joining a base metal with real gold through a heat process or a pneumatic pressure process. Gold-filled jewelry is measured by fractional weight.

1/10 Gold filled has a total weight of 10% real gold.

1/20 Gold filled has a total weight of 5% real gold.