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Fine pewter is a tin based alloy consisting of at least 90% tin and 1-3% each of silver, copper, bismuth, and antimony. Because lead is known to have a harmful impact on the human body, almost all pewter items created in the U.S.A are lead-free.
Not surprisingly, pewter is the fourth most popular metal used in jewelry, ranking just behind gold, silver, and platinum. Pewter is a sought after material for jewelry because it can be polished to a high shine, chemically darkened for an antique look, or “brushed” to leave a rough surface. Since pewter does not easily rust, corrode, or tarnish, it is relatively care free to maintain. Read on few tips on how to clean, polish, and store your fine pewter jewelry.
How to clean pewter jewelry:
How to naturally polish pewter jewelry:
Pewter polish is available, however only a small amount should be used as seldom as possible. DO NOT use brass or silver polish for cleaning pewter as these cleansers may cause your pewter pieces to discolor.
How to store pewter jewelry:
We welcome you to shop our Made in the USA collections of fine pewter necklaces, bracelets, lapel pins, and scripture verse pocket tokens available for purchase from Clothed with Truth.
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