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Unusual Gift Handmade Antique Sterling Silver Spoon Ring Size Q
Ref: SILVRNG0118 / LA83944
This is a beautifully detailed antique handmade sterling silver spoon ring which has been hand crafted from a beautifully simply designed sterling silver 925 spoon which unusually utilises the spoon bowl and wraps the handle as detail to the front. The ring has a full set of English Hallmarks which are displayed as detail to the outside of the ring .This is beautiful chunky example of this style of ring best suited to the thumb or forefinger due to the heavy seal end design. This ring is currently size Q(UK).
Spoon rings were first made in 17th century England as wedding rings by servants who could not afford expensive precious metals. Servants would steal a silver spoon from their master and have it turned into a wedding ring to be worn on the thumb of their love. Servants who were caught were sentenced for "stealing a silver spoon". An expression of love would be punished with a sentence of 7 years imprisonment overseas. When they arrived some of the servants are recorded as having met skillful prisoners who could create these beautiful rings and they would take yet another spoon from an officer or their new master to present their love with a precious token.
Ever since these times, spoon rings have been a timeless and unique gift of love,
a wonderful piece of heritage not forgotten
Badger Collectables has clarified that the unusual gift handmade sterling silver spoon ring size Q (SILVRNG0118 / LA83944) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being early 20th Century.
Date of Manufacture :
Early 20th Century
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