Pewter dragon figurines are very popular, not only because they are so beautiful, but because they are so affordable. In comparison to dragon figurines made of crystal, the price of pewter is significantly lower. In addition, pewter dragon figurines are more durable than crystal because they are not as delicate. Pewter dragon figurines also have the added properties of resistance to rust and being easy to care for.
There are many different kinds of dragons you can have in your collection of pewter dragon figurines or crystal dragon figurines. In fact, you can have two identical collections of dragon figurines – one made of pewter and the other made of crystal. Choose a crystal fire-breathing dragon figurine for your curio cabinet and have it side by side with a pewter dragon figurine to give your collection the contrast it needs. Many people that collect dragon figurines start off with pewter and then add crystal as they can afford the higher prices.
When buying crystal dragon figurines, you may come across figurines of this material that are really cheap. Crystal contains lead and in the United States any crystal with as little as 1% lead is sold as crystal. In Europe, however, crystal with anything less than 10% lead is classified as glass, which would make the lesser amount of lead in a crystal dragon figurine really cheap. When buying dragon figurines, look for the amount of lead they contain. In this way, you can get them just as cheap as the pewter dragon figurines.
There are pewter dragon figurines in varying sizes as well. For example, you can purchase a limited edition pewter dragon figurine containing several different gemstones and stands 7 inches tall. At the same time, you can also purchase the same style of dragon figurine that only stands 4.5 inches tall. You can choose to have the pewter and crystal dragon figurines in your collection all the same height or different heights.
In the line of pewter dragon figurines, you don’t have to stick to the medieval. You can buy a figurine with a dragon operating a computer, which will add to the fantasy ambiance of your collection. A pewter dragon figurine with its wings spread and containing precious stones will add to the color of your collection. Intersperse pewter dragon figurines with crystal dragon figurines in the curio cabinet or on the mantle and you are sure to have the perfect conversation piece in your living room.