Manchester - Daisy Medallion spoon ring
This authentic ring was made from a vintage Manchester Sterling Company spoon in the Daisy Medallion Pattern. The company, founded in 1887 in Providence, Rhode Island, prided itself on producing only the highest quality sterling silver products. The hallmark is clearly visible on the inside of the ring, adding to its charm and authenticity. This unique piece, dating back to 1900-1940, has been carefully soldered for a comfortable fit. It's the perfect gift for a 5th wedding anniversary, as flatware (or in this case, "round ware") is the traditional modern gift. Available in Australian size L (US size 6).
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.