PEWTER GREEN TURTLE -LARGE
The Green Turtle is probably the most common turtle in Australian seas, particularly along the Great Barrier Reef. This turtle is named for the green colour of its fat and grows about 1 metre in length. The back is usually a grey, olive green or grey green, marked with browns and blacks. Adults are mostly vegetarian and their diet consists of marine plants such as sea grasses and mangrove leaves. However, the young are thought to be mainly carnivorous.
Since earlier times, craftsmen have been extracting a small amount of a shiny precious metal (Tin) from a mass of rock, and then using that metal to manufacture articles to decorate their homes.
Tin is the fourth most valuable metal in general use, after Platinum, Gold and Silver, and has been used to manufacture Pewter since those early times.
Modern Pewter is an alloy that contains 92% Tin, 6% Antimony and 2% Copper. The Antimony is used to harden the alloy, and the Copper is used to improve its workability.
To maintain the finish of your Pewter articles, wash in hot water using liquid soap and rinse in almost boiling water. Immediately dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Proudly crafted in Australia by Aradon Pty Ltd. using Australian Tin.
*velvet pouch colours vary / attached story card contains above information