Sterling Silver Chateau Rose Spoon Ring
This stunning ring is crafted from a vintage Alvin Sterling Chateau Rose tea spoon pattern dating back to 1940. The Chateau Rose pattern is known for its elegant scalloped tip, smooth finish, and intricate floral design. Adorned with five delicate roses and intricate details, this pattern exudes a touch of rococo style. The inside of the ring is stamped with "Alvin Sterling pat. 1940" and the pattern name, Chateau Rose. It is available in an Australian size R (USA size 9) and can be adjusted up or down two sizes upon request.
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.