Sheffield sterling silver spoon ring
Crafted from a vintage Sheffield sterling silver spoon dating back to 1894, this spoon ring is a timeless treasure that combines exquisite craftsmanship and elegance. With beautiful etched floral patterns and cross hatching, it's a piece of history transformed into a captivating work of art. The hallmarks for Sheffield, sterling silver and the makers mark for Cooper Bros are clearly visible inside the spoon ring. Slight adjustments can be made after purchase at no additional cost.
Just imagine the stories this spoon ring could tell if it could speak. The wear marks and patina on the silver are a testament to its journey through time, adding character and individuality to every ring. This spoon ring is available in an Australian size R (USA 9) and features a monogram - see pictures for details.
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.