Silver Plated Spoon Ring by Marchello Art
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 stealing their masters' spoons were sentenced for 'stealing a silver spoon.’ An expression of love got the servants 7 years of imprisonment overseas. When they arrived, some of the servants met skillful prisoners who could turn spoons into rings. They took yet another spoon from an officer or their new master to present their love with a precious ring. Ever since, spoon rings have been a timeless gift of love.
This spoon ring was hand made from a recycled silver plated spoon. I use a special technique and tools that I created to roll the spoon ring without causing any damage to the spoon. The pattern is just as beautiful and precious as before. Every intricate detail is kept.