The Pewter and Silver Plated Leaf Necklace with is a timeless piece. The delicate, Silver Plated Leaf is detailed with elegant lines and hung on a Celtic Pewter connector. The chain measures 36cms plus extension chain and the Pewter and leaf combined measure a further 10cms.
Pewter is an attractive metal which has been used for the production of household and other items in Britain since Roman times. It is an alloy consisting mostly of tin which has been mixed with small amounts of other metals such as copper, lead or antimony to harden it and make it more durable.
Once the Romans had left in the 5th century little pewter was made here until the craft was reintroduced in the 12th century, probably by Cistercian monks. They used the metal to make chalices, patens and spoons for ceremonial use but the versatility of pewter was soon recognised by the wider community.
During the 17th and 18th centuries pewter would have been found in every household. Jugs, plates, buttons, pilgrim badges, tankards, wine cups, inkwells, candlesticks and spoons are just some of the many items for which it was used. Pewter wares are still being made today.