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28 April
Apr 28
28th April 2020

Here at the South Crofty Collection we are trying to keep up with demand whilst sticking to the Government guidelines on social distancing. Our homes have turned into our workshops and our daily trips to the post have been reduced to twice weekly. However we are still crafting and we are all healthy and that is the main thing. We hope that we have managed to give a smile to all those who have received some of our jewellery over the last few weeks, thank you all for your custom. Our thanks go out to all the key workers out there who are keeping us safe, fed and healthy, we would be lost without you all. THANK YOU...

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18 January
Jan 18
18th January 2020

             Every year the colour experts Pantone release a colour of the year! That colour this year is "Classic Blue". Pantone say that Classic Blue is "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."    It's a timeless colour that is simply elegant, bringing a sense of tranquillity.   Expect to see this colour everywhere this year, in...

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17 October
Oct 17
17th October 2019

Our new Christmas Decoration has arrived! As I'm sure lots of you know, we've created a Christmas decoration every year since 2002, this year marking our 18th design. With designs including Snowflake, Mistletoe, Reindeer, Christmas Tree and more.This year's decoration was designed by Caroline, one of our lovely jewellery makers. It's a beautiful and intricate design that's been handcrafted throughout the whole process. None of our jewellery is mass produced, it is all handmade on site making e...

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24 July
Jul 24
24th July 2019

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 wi...

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29 May
May 29
29th May 2019

Up until its closure in 1998, South Crofty Mine had seen continual working for tin and copper since medieval times with an unbroken record of mining activity having been kept since 1670. During the 1830s the mine, then known as East Wheal Crofty, produced copper and was the premier mind in the district. Later split into smaller units, the South Wheal Crofty secton was eventually to become the largest Cornish mine in history. By the end of the 1880s tin had once again become the focus of the pers...

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20 May
May 20
20th May 2019

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 gr...

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17 April
Apr 17
17th April 2019

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 heritage; and for something ext...

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