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1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring - size Q
1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring - size Q
1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring - size Q
1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring - size Q

1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring - size Q

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$110.00
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1908 Wallace Sterling Silver Spoon Ring

Created from a Wallace & Sons sterling silver tea spoon in No 43 Floral pattern. Wallace & Sons manufactured this spoon between 1899 -1908.

Sized to an Australian Q (USA size 8.5)

 

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.