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For centuries, ceremonial chains of office have honored the highest officials of educational institutions. Chains of office are worn as part of the pomp and ceremony at official public celebrations of the college or university, such as the inauguration of a new president and at commencement events. Along with the academic mace, the official chain of office is highly regarded as part of the enduring legacy and permanent symbology of the institution.
Be recognized as your institution’s highest authority at academic ceremonies, fraternal organization celebrations and other prestigious events by wearing your Medalcraft Mint Inc. chain of office – handcrafted by our artisans to your exact design and specifications, using our century-old expertise and dedication to create a one-of-a-kind product that shows your legacy to the world.
Established in 1948, Medalcraft Mint quickly achieved a reputation as the leading provider and manufacturer for art medals and award medals. For over 50 years we have been creating medallions, chains of office, maces and other products for the educational market, supplying our customer base of over 3,000 institutions.
The tradition of recording honor and success in metal has been practiced since ancient Greek and Roman times. We have updated the traditional ancient customs with state of the art manufacturing and production to create truly timeless pieces that celebrate your important events and commemorate achievement.
See all of our custom ceremonial chains.
HOW TO BUILD YOUR CHAIN:
A history of American-made excellence, superior design, superb craftsmanship, attention to detail and use of only the finest materials are all attributes of Medalcraft Mint that assure you of the finest custom ceremonial chain.
STEP 1: SELECT ONE OR MORE SHAPES
We offer 5 basic shapes to choose from: round, oval, square, rectangle and shield.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR METAL
Your metal choice will reflect your school’s mission and heritage just as your seal does. You may choose gold because your instiution is celebrating a centennial or choose copper or silver because it’s your state mineral.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR CHAIN LINK STYLE
Even the style of the chain itself can reinforce your school’s identity.
STEP 4: CREATE YOUR MEDALLION
The centerpiece of every chain we make is the medallion. We take great care in representing your seal, logo, historic buildings or founders in exquisite detail and relief.
STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR COMPONENTS
Your chain may contain traditional elements like the oranmental components below, or you may add customized elements including words, university symbols, a mascot, the motto of your institution, names of previous presidents, and image of significance in your area of expertise/study/academic discipline, or any other item unique to you.
These components can be added to enhance the symbolism of your chain.
These components allow you to engrave the names of current and past leaders, areas of study, diploma offerings or core values.
CREATE A CUSTOM SHAPE
We can design a new component to create a one-of-a-kind look for your chain.