There is something significantly special about Irish Pewter and the gifts crafted from it. Pewter making is an ancient craft that was revived in 1974 by Mullingar Pewter. Only a skilled artisan can cast, turn, meticulously assemble and delicately finish each piece by hand. There is over 800 years of tradition and skill being absorbed by every pewter gift which makes them stand out items whether buying for yourself or for others.
There are plenty of exceptional gifts to browse in the Irish pewter section – enjoy! Pewter is a tin alloy with a history that goes as far back as 2,000 years to Roman Civilization. Its versatile combination of strength and malleability made it useful for creating anything from eating utensils to jewelry. What continues to make pewter especially valuable is that, unlike finer metals, it is tarnish-resistant, allowing it to maintain its pristine shine over time, which makes pewter items perfect for passing down to generations as heirlooms.
ShamrockGifts stock a wide range of pewter gifts including door knockers, goblet sets, Claddagh bangles, wedding flutes, photo frames, knives, flasks and candle holders. There is something very sophisticated, refined and elegant about a pewter present. The combination of crystal and pewter result in sublime engagement and wedding gifts. The pewter section is an excellent place to start your hunt for that extra special wedding or christening gift. They are very collectible items and the quality put into their handmade finish means they are long-lasting so are often cherished and passed down as heirlooms.
Celtic Pewter Accessories
If you are wanting to dazzle a friend with pewter flutes for that special moving in party, show someone how much they mean to you with a pewter Celtic bangle, or buy something memorable, like a pewter photo frame and a childhood print for your mum and dad’s engagement.
In addition to home décor pieces, this Irish Pewter Gifts selection also includes personal items like the Handmade Shamrock Money Clip. This piece prominently features a decorative emblem of a shamrock, which is the national flower of Ireland.
Celtic Pewter Jewelry Boxes
Some pieces among this collection that will make wonderful heirlooms are the:
Claddagh Jewellery Box- this charming heart-shaped Claddagh Jewellery Box will captivate anyone at first sight.
Standing Jewelry box with Claddagh- authentically Irish piece is made of top-quality, lead-free pewter that features lovely engraved heart-shaped patterns that give it a romantic flair.
Claddagh Medium Jewelry Box- this jewelry box is a showcase of magnificent Irish and Celtic art. Featuring a Claddagh adorned with enchanting Celtic Knot patterns
Claddagh Ring Box- this heart shaped box for rings makes a one-of-a-kind piece that will undoubtedly impress anyone who receives it.
All four of these items feature recreations of the well- known Irish Claddagh. The Claddagh first appeared over four centuries ago in Galway, Ireland. The specific details of how the Claddagh actually came about vary, but according to one story, an Irishman named Richard Joyce created the first Claddagh in a ring design to honor his long-suffering beloved who waited for his return to Ireland after he was held in captivity for several years in a distant land. The Claddagh is made of two hands representing friendship, and they unite to hold a heart symbolizing love. On top of the heart is a crown symbolizing loyalty.
Irish Pewter Photo Frames
If you’re looking for fine pewter items to decorate your home, you have a nice range of choices to choose from that can adorn not only the inside of your home but also the outside.
These choices include pewter picture frames in a variety of sizes including 3x1.5, 6x4, 7x5, and more, and these frames show off gorgeous Celtic and Irish designs.
Irish Pewter Door Knockers
For the outside of the home, spirited items like the Shamrock Cead Mile Failte Plaque and the Failte and Claddagh door knockers can highlight the entrance doors, giving loved ones and guests a warm Irish welcome to your humble abode.
Failte Door Knocker- the word “failte” is Irish Gaelic for “welcome,” and the phrase “cead mile failte” means “one hundred thousand welcomes.”
Celtic Door Knocker- this pewter door knocker beautifully features Celtic Knot patterns, including a delicate Trinity Knot on the knocker handle.
Claddagh Door Knocker- engraved on this pewter door knocker at the center and on the knocker handle is the iconic Irish Claddagh, a crowned heart held between two hands.
Pewter Irish Whiskey Flasks
Lovers of Irish whiskey can carry their whiskey with them during travel with any of the featured whiskey flasks, which include elegant leather-bound options, along with the Mullingar Pewter Flask and Measure that features beautifully engraved Celtic patterns.
From the front door to the home bar to the family room, there are gorgeous pewter items for every part of your home. Bring some polished elegance to your home with any of these Irish Pewter Gift items, or create a lovely housewarming gift package for a friend with any combination of pieces from this vast selection!