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Pewter Collectibles

Posted by Hampshire Pewter on 1/28/2015

There is an exquisite sense of rustic ambience in pewter collectibles.  They make for cozy dining.  A Christmas embellished with pewter ornaments balances out the twinkling lights and more colorful decorations perfectly.  Pewter candlesticks conjure up creativity and spirituality.  Pewter tonal wind chimes have a different mode of music, compared to their other glass, bamboo, steel or wood counterparts.  Pewter oil and hurricane lamps give a special glow to a warm home.  Pewter also makes for a great gift, whether it be a tankard or a charm.  There is also a magic feeling to a number of pewter jewelry or accessory item, whether it be necklaces, earrings, pendants or charms.  Given the diversity of pewter’s uses, no wonder it is highly sought after as a collectible.

Pewter is a metal that is rich and appealing, likely one of the reasons pewter collectibles are so sought after. It is a metal that will stand up to time better than many other metals and it doesn't tarnish like silver. These are a just a couple reasons many consider pewter as the perfect collectible. It is tin with just a small amount of copper --which is what gives it the strength. It's actually considered the fourth most precious metal in the world. Because pewter doesn't tarnish an all-purpose metal polish will have it looking bright. You can get this polish at just about any hardware store. When cleaning and caring for your pewter you should never use bleach or harsh detergents. Just use warm soapy water. Never put near an open flame or in the oven. At only 450 degrees pewter can melt. Just use a non-abrasive soft cloth to polish and have your collectibles looking like new.