Forget Wine Glasses

When selecting what type of glassware you will be using for your formal parties many people cannot decide between pewter or sterling silver goblets. Both have been around for a number of years and have been established as part of a formal drinking set. You only bring these out when you are having wine tasting or a large dinner.

Everybody has different tastes and we will decide what makes the most sense for you. Sometimes people like to get a set of both because each of them have their own unique characteristics. You would think that there would be a major difference in price between the two of them, but that's not the case.

The two types don't look that much different from far away. Both have a silver look to them. The sterling silver is shinier while the pewter has a darker look to it. From a durability point of view the pewter is going to be less maintenance over the long run. It does not need to be polished after ever use. A simple wash and it is going to look the same. The silver is going to have more upkeep. You will need to polish it or it will begin to have a tarnished look to it.

Prices between the two are similar unless you are looking to get into fancier customized goblets. Pewter is a softer material which makes it easier to add detail to and to customize. Sterling silver is a harder material and costs more to do customized work. The detail in the glasses can be very extensive and will compliment any dinner setting.

Depending on your budget you will get the same results will less maintenance from pewter. Silver needs to be taken care of more. Who wants to go to a wine tasting party when their glass has tarnish on it. Nobody would want to. When selecting what would make you happy be thorough in your research. More than likely you will be holding onto these goblets for a lifetime and they will be passed onto future generations.

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About The Author, Brad Gibala
Find a great selection of pewter wine goblets or sterling silver wine goblets for your next dinner party. Check out the amazing detail in these antique sterling silver goblets to see what you could be drinking out of.