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History of South Crofty Mine

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 29th May 2019 in Blogging |

...s for the South Crofty Collection, was extracted from South Crofty Mine prior to its closure, and was stockpiled solely for the purpose of producing jewellery and giftware so that people can buy a little bit of Cornish heritage and own a special piece of Cornwall....
 

Welcome to the South Crofty Collection!

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 17th April 2019 in Blogging |

...Welcome to the South Crofty Collection blog. Here we’ll post updates from our shop, as well as intoduce you to new items and special offers. You’ll also find articles posted here about all things tin, from the history of Cornish mining to how to care for your tin jewellery.   Our new website is now live, and we have a wide range of items now available in our shop. Browse our newest Collections; explore the Eternity Collection, for luxury diamond jewellery perfect for your 10th wedding anniversary; take a look at the Kerenza Collection, our popular range of contemporary designs; for something more traditional, our Cornish Collection is all about Cornish h...
 

Cleaning and caring for your tin jewellery

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 24th July 2019 in Blogging |

...We are frequently asked how to look after tin jewellery after purchase. Tin will naturally darken over time, and to keep it looking its best we recommend using warm soapy water (washing-up liquid is ideal) and buffing with a soft cloth. Being a fairly soft metal, it is important that tin is cleaned carefully and gently to avoid scratching or warping.   If the jewellery is severely tarnished, South Crofty Collection offers a free cleaning service. You can return your jewellery to us and it will be put through our professional ‘tumbling’ system which will restore its original shine....
 

Cornish Tin Mining - A History

Posted by South Crofty Collection on 20th May 2019 in Blogging | cornish mining,cornish heritage,cornish history

... Cornwall is world famous for its mining heritage. Archaeological evidence suggests that the tin industry in Cornwall began over 2,500 years ago. Ancient records of Roman and Greek geographers make reference to merchants trading with Cornish tinners who took the rare and valuable metal all over the known world.   These pioneering Cornishmen streamed the valleys and mined the veins visible in the cliffs and hillsides, and were granted special rights as far back as medieval times. King John granted Cornish tinners a Stannary Charter in 1201 which gave them unique rights and privileges, including the right to search for tin on anyone’s land.   Cornishmen a...
 
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