Scottish Sterling Silver Shield Ring (1957)
Crafted from a genuine vintage spoon dating back to 1957, this Scottish ring showcases a delicate thistle that captures the essence of its era. Each detail has been meticulously preserved, reflecting the artistic mastery of the past and celebrating the beauty of vintage design. The whole spoon has been used in this creation, with the thistle wrapping around the bowl of the spoon. The hallmark for Edinburgh, Scotland Sterling, the date mark of 1957 and the maker's mark of Francis Howard are all visible on the underside of the bowl.
Flatware (well in this case "round ware") is the modern 5th wedding anniversary gift!
This is not a reproduction but an original piece.
Australian size U (USA size 10.5)
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.