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Modern Heirlooms

Pewter is forever

Every piece of Carrol Boyes pewter is crafted by hand from 100% lead-free pewter in our Cape Town foundry. Today‚Äôs pewter will keep its lustre with a minimum of care. Our extensive pewter range includes clocks, cutlery, bowls with pewter feet, photo frames, mezuzahs, candle sticks and more. Click here to view our full range of Pewter products.

There are some interesting facts about Pewter, for example:

  • Pewter is made up of 95% tin and 5% antimony and copper added as hardening agents. Tin, the fourth most precious metal, is too soft in its pure form for practical use.

  • Tin is a plentiful natural resource and tin mining has little or no impact on the environment. It is claimed to be one of the most eco-friendly metals due to the small resources needed to work it and any scrap can easily be melted down and re-used on site, reducing transportation and therefore carbon emissions.  

  • Until 1974 pewter contained lead which gave the metal the dark appearance associated with old pieces. Today's lead free pewter or 'modern pewter' means it is safe to use with food and drink and is capable of being brightly polished, which gives it its long lasting appeal.

  • Pewter gifts are used to represent the 10th wedding anniversary due to their high tin content. Pewter is available in a variety of finishes all ideal for the production of giftware, being highly practical and durable whilst also being easily engraved.

  • In comparison to other metals, pewter has a low melting temperature and is relatively soft, making it a very versatile metal and easy to work with

 

Our Gift To You

During our Modern Heirlooms promotion we are offering you a stunning free gift with any purchase over R900! Simply select your choice of our black bracelet (size small or large) and any single Pewter bead. Add your chosen bracelet and bead to your cart when shopping and we will deduct the value of these items if your order is over R900*.

*Ts & Cs - offer only valid while stocks last. Offer valid from the 9th of April until the 19th of April, 2015. Basket value must total R900 or more excluding bracelet and bead values. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Only valid in South Africa.

Care of Pewter

Today's pewter does not tarnish and will keep its lustre with a minimum of care. It should be washed in hot soapy water and dried with a soft cloth. Never put pewter items in a dishwasher.

If your pewter has become dull, clean with a metal polish prior to washing. Always polish in straight lines, not in circles, for best results. Finally, remember, in buying a piece of pewterware today you are buying just one small part in a tradition which dates back centuries.

Repolishing service

We offer to polish and restore your previously purchased Carrol Boyes pewter to its original pristine condition. For further information on this re-polishing service, please speak to one of our in store brand ambassadors or contact us. You can also check out our Product Composition & Care information page.

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