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Handmade Shamrock Money Clip

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P103Shamrock
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  • Crafted by the skilled artisans at Mullingar Pewter in Ireland, this polished pewter money clip features a hand-engraved shamrock.
  • Mullingar Pewter employs traditional methods in casting and assembling pieces, and their artisans pay particular attention to the delicate points of hand finishing their products.
  • Crafted from stainless steel and polished pewter, this clip is both durable and beautiful--and it’s crafted to retain its stunning beauty for the long haul.
  • Polished pewter is resistant to tarnish, rust, and corrosion, so this money clip will provide that splendid, shiny finish you love for years to come.
  • This charming money clip makes a great souvenir, alternative for your wallet, or gift for a friend or loved one.  


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Manufacturer: Mullingar Pewter

Forget clunky wallets--store your cash in style with this awesome money clip, courtesy of Ireland’s Mullingar Pewter. Featuring a hand-engraved medallion of a shamrock, this striking accessory will give you just the luxurious feeling you’re looking for--even if you’re just using it for everyday cash. With the Irish national symbol engraved in high-quality, lead-free pewter, you can take pride in the fact that this distinctive clip is not only well made, but also one of a kind. Mullingar’s artisans do all their engraving by hand, so each piece has its own distinct features. Pewter Pewter is a metal alloy that has been in use for centuries--you can find examples of it in museums that date back to Ancient Egypt and Rome, and Celtic artwork as well. In the Middle Ages it was used in churches and the homes of the wealthy, and over time it became more readily available, commonly used in taverns and for kitchenware. Now, it is considered a precious metal, and is fourth in line behind platinum, gold, and silver. It is especially popular among jewelry makers for its versatility and durability. The history of Irish pewter goes back at least 800 years, with early craftsmen producing items for domestic use (like plates and candlesticks). In the 18th and 19th centuries, with the rising popularity of materials like pottery, porcelain, and glass, pewter’s use eventually declined. It has seen a more recent revival of its former glory (and Mullingar is intrinsic to this revival). Originally, pewter was made from a blend of lead and tin. Today’s pewter is now lead-free, made from a blend of tin, copper, and antimony, and safe for a variety of everyday uses. Part of what makes pewter a great material for household items is its resistance to tarnishing. While other precious metals, like silver, are subject to tarnish and need constant care and upkeep, pewter is a metal of a different resilience. Polished pewter has a highly reflective surface much like sterling silver, and if it is used for decorative purposes, it will easily retain that highly polished sheen. Mullingar Pewter In 1974, Mullingar Pewter revived the ancient craft of Irish pewter, thanks to the dedication of Paddy Collins. Today, Paddy’s son Peter runs the company, which employs local artisans from the midlands town of Mullingar, County Westmeath, from where the business gets its name. The company employs highly skilled artisans who are specially trained in the old-fashioned traditional casting methods and produce their pieces in the traditional method. The company applies the highest standards of design and quality in every piece they produce and have received worldwide recognition for their finest grade pewter.   

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