Water Lily Sterling Spoon Ring
A beautiful rendition of Art Nouveau lotus blossoms on this spoon ring! Made from a Paye & Baker spoon from 1900, fine detail and unique styling sets this floral spoon ring apart!
Flatware (well in this case "roundware") is the modern 5th wedding anniversary gift!
This is not a reproduction but an original piece.
Australian size T (USA size 10) - can be resized on request.
The pond lily, or water lily, is also known as the lotus, and has been a popular flower in many religious traditions and cultures dating back to the Egyptians and symbolized purity of heart during Victorian times. To some it was also a symbol of resurrection because many of the lily species close their flowers at night and reopen in the morning. It is also seen as a symbol of enlightenment because of the beautiful bloom that is pure and white, yet emerging from the mud and water.
Spoon rings originated in 17th century England. In those days, flatware was highly prized as it was made from solid silver and high stylized and decorated in an heirloom manner. Popular lore explains that servants, unable to afford to buy 'proper' engagement rings would steal a flatware piece from their master's home. They would shape it into a ring and give it to their beloved for a marriage proposal. Thus, the earliest spoon rings served as symbols of love and commitment, in defiance of strict social and economic barriers.