What is Pewter?
WHAT IS PEWTER ?
Pewter is an excellent Metal Alloy that is ideal for making Metaphysical Jewelry. In it’s long history, Pewter has had an almost infinite variety of compositions, even today there are still numerous varieties produced. The only common factor is a relatively high Tin content which is hardened by additions of other elements. Other elements such as Silver, Bismuth, Antimony, Copper are also mixed in varying quantities, depending upon the different Metaphysical Pewter Formulas used by the manufacturers. Each of the elements found in Pewter bring their own unique metaphysical qualities to it and Pewter is widely considered to bring Good Luck to it’s User.
Some people think of Pewter just as a cheap substitute for Sterling Silver but it is untrue. Pewter is a splendid Metal Alloy with its own merits and qualities that make it a fine precious metal alloy for both decorative and practical metaphysical applications.
HISTORY OF PEWTER
Pewter is a wonderful metal alloy with a long history. There are records to show that Pewter was probably first made in the Bronze Age (between 2000 and 500 BC). By the middle ages, the use of Pewter in Europe, England and Scotland was very widespread. Around the 12th Century, Pewter was only within the reach of the wealthy, where it was to be found in castles, mansions and houses of the rich and powerful. Later it’s use spread into taverns and cottages too.
In the last 3 decades, Pewter products are witnessing an enormous revival, with both the consumer and craftsman having rediscovered the glowing beauty and practical function of fine Pewter. Around the world, Pewter is enjoying a Renaissance that is growing with each year. Today Pewter has once again come into the spotlight as an amazing Metal Alloy of many practical uses and beauty.