Hand-crafted ECO jewellery upcycled from antique/vintage cutlery - sILVER sPOON rINGS AND fORK bRACELETS
Bespoke Jewellery handmade from Antique and Vintage Spoons and Forks
Handmade in Ireland - Everything old is new again :)
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What is Loving Spoonful?
Loving Spoonful is a company specialising in hand-crafted silver jewellery made from antique and vintage cutlery.
The jewellery is hand crafted by John Bird, Kilkeel , Northern Ireland. The rings are made from recycled vintage silver cutlery. Rings made from spoons! Spoon and fork bracelets,cuffs and pendants are also made from upcycled vintage spoons and forks.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value
The Duchess of Cornwall has even received a silver teaspoon ring and a sugar tong bracelet from John Bird!
Spoon rings date back as far as the 1600s in England and were originally thought to represent love, responsibility and commitment. As the story goes, servants who had fallen in love and wanted to propose marriage would steal silver spoons from their masters’ homes and have them crafted into rings. They were too poor to afford any sort of “real” engagement ring, so this was their best alternative to offering a beautiful and valuable ring to the woman they wanted to make their wife.
As the idea began to spread, it wasn’t difficult to determine who these servants worked for, (and had stolen from) as the spoons would often be engraved with that particular family’s crest. So as these families reported their silverware missing, it was fairly easy to find the culprit. Needless to say, there were many arrests conducted from the 17th to the 19th century, with offences ranging from “stealing a silver spoon” to “larceny by a servant”. It’s the criminal records that allow us to track just how far back the spoon ring goes, and if we do say so ourselves, what a romantic crime to go down for!
Enjoy this beautiful spoon ring handmade by Loving Spoonful in Northern Ireland.
Handprint / Fingerprint Jewellery
Loving Spoonful also produces bespoke handprint and fingerprint jewellery. Miniaturised hand or footprints, pawprints and baby scan prints can be embedded in fine silver. Have a look at the examples in the Personalised Jewellery section of the website.