Cornish Tin

Cornwall is justly proud of its ancient tin industry that began nearly 4,000 years ago during the Bronze Age. Cornish Tin was mined by our Celtic ancestors and exported to Europe and the Middle East where it was used in making weapons and tools. Nowhere in the world was tin mining so engrained into the local culture as Cornwall and especially so during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Our tin products represent an important part of Cornish history. They also contain Cornish tin that was recovered from the seabed after 150 years! The SS Liverpool sank off Anglesey in 1863 carrying a cargo of tin ingots which were smelted at Chyandour, Penzance. These ingots were dated 1862 and stamped with the lamb and flag mark that was commonly used in those days as a symbol of purity. One hundred and thirty eight years later the first cargo of Cornish tin ingots was raised off the seabed from the wreck. We clean the barnacles and other encrustations off these ingots and then melt them down to make the items in the Cornish Tin Collection, which is 100% shipwreck tin. Traditionally, tin is given as a gift for a 10th wedding anniversary.


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  • DCB35M

    Cornish tin bangleDCB35

    £24.75
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  • Engine house bookmark

    Cornish Tin – Engine house bookmarkDCBM02

    £20.75
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  • Cornish Awen Brooch

    Cornish Awen BroochDCBR16

    £19.50
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  • St Piran T-bar cufflinks

    St Piran T-bar cufflinksDCC09

    £32.00
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  • Oval T-bar cufflinks

    Oval T-bar cufflinksDCC10

    £25.75
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  • Pasty T-bar cufflinks

    Pasty T-bar cufflinksDCC11

    £24.75
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  • Beaten oval T-bar cufflinks

    Oval Cornish Tin cufflinksDCC12

    £24.75
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  • Round diamond cufflinks with Celtic knot

    Celtic knot diamond cufflinksDCC14

    £224.75
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  • One & all T-bar cufflinks

    One & all T-bar cufflinksDCC15

    £30.25
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  • Engine house T-bar cufflinks

    Engine house T-bar cufflinksDCC16

    £24.75
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  • Cornish 10th Anniversary T-Bar cuffinks

    Cornish 10th Anniversary T-Bar cuffinksDCC17

    £24.75
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  • Cornish Awen T-bar cufflinks

    Cornish Awen T-bar cufflinksDCC26

    £21.25
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  • 10th Anniversary X T-bar cufflinks

    10th Anniversary X T-bar cufflinksDCC38

    £27.00
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  • dcc39

    10th Anniversary rectangle T-Bar cufflinksDCC39

    £24.75
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  • Small tin heart drop earrings

    Small tin heart drop earringsDCE25

    £21.00
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  • Diamond bar drop earrings (studs)

    Diamond bar drop earrings (studs)DCE28

    £251.25
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  • St Michael’s Way shell earrings

    St Michaels Way shell earringsDCE29

    £19.25
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  • Single twist diamond drop earrings

    Single twist diamond drop earringsDCE32

    £237.50
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  • Diamond heart stud earrings

    Diamond heart stud earringsDCE35

    £237.50
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  • Small planished heart drop earrings

    Small planished heart drop earringsDCE40

    £19.00
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  • Small planished heart stud earrings

    Small planished heart stud earringsDCE41

    £17.25
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  • Pasty drop earrings

    Pasty drop earringsDCE90

    £21.00
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  • Cornish penny key-fob

    Cornish Tin – Cornish penny key-fobDCF05

    £22.00
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  • One & all key-fob

    Cornish Tin – One & all key-fobDCF06

    £27.00
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  • DCF08

    Pasty key ring Cornish tinDCF08

    £16.25
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  • Bolitho tin ingot paperweight (large)

    Bolitho Cornish tin ingot paperweight (large)DCG01

    £31.50
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  • Bolitho tin ingot paperweight (small)

    Bolitho Cornish tin ingot paperweight (small)DCG02

    £21.00
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  • Tin mine engine house

    Tin mine engine houseDCG03

    £27.00
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  • St Piran flag lapel pin

    St Piran flag lapel pinDCN04

    £21.75
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  • Pixie pendant

    Cornish Pixie pendantDCP101

    £26.25
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