Hard enamel charms and pendants are very similar to soft enamel, with the exception that there is no texture maintained at the end of the process. Your design is die struck into the metal, enamel filled and smoothed down to one even level. This process creates a charm and pendant that has a very sophisticated look to it. We can use any of the finishes as our other products, as well as match any PMS Pantone C color. This is the style that we recommend for simpler designs needing an upscale look.
Hard enamel color has also been synonyms with Cloisonné and most people can not tell the difference between the two styles. We do offer Cloisonné and hard enamel and both are similar because of the color is on the same level as the metal. This also is the main difference between Hard enamel vs soft enamel described below. Hard enamel color on a charm or pendant offers a smooth to the touch surface. Plating in any of our metal finishes can be done including gold or silver. Here are some notable differences in our enamel color fills.
- Hard enamel color is applied to the recessed area and is over-filled. Once dry, the surface of the charm is polished to point of removing excess color exposing the metal. This makes the metal and the color on the same level.
- As with soft enamel color, we are able to match colors.
- Production time is a bit longer for hard enamel as the polishing process takes time. Please allow up to 15 days to create these charm and pendants.
- What is nicer cloisonné? Cloisonné is really more like hardened glass compared to hard enamel. Cloisonné is limited to a few hundred colors compared to hard enamel’s unlimited color choices. What’s nicer, hard or soft enamel? Well, this is more in the eye of the beholder as we can make a strong case for either.
- Is hard enamel cheaper than soft enamel? No, this enamel style is a more complicated of a process and it does cost more than our soft enamel charm and pendants.
Hard Enamel Charms & Pendants Gallery
Hard Enamel Pricing
|As low as...||3.70||3.20||2.70||2.40||2.00||1.60|
|Setup charge||2D $75.00 (Waived at 500)|
3D Setup Charge $150.00