Since this is the first day of February, the month of love, I thought I would tell a story I just found out about yesterday. I have been looking to purchase a spoon ring. I have loved rings my whole life and thought that the spoon rings were so interesting. Wile I was looking for a ring on Etsy (an awesome website that every girl should check out) I found this beautiful story about how spoon rings came to be. I also got this story from http://spoonsavvy.com/a-history-of-spoon-rings/ (thanks!!)
Spoon rings originated in 17th century England and were originally used as wedding rings. Servants could not afford to have wedding rings made of precious metals so they would steal the silverware from the manor houses and have them turned into wedding rings. For a time you could tell who the servants were working for by the crest that appeared on their rings. No doubt convicts transported from England to Tasmania in the early 1800′s were convicted of such offences as ‘Stealing a Silver Spoon’ or ‘Larceny by a servant’. A gesture of love, commitment or responsibility earned ’7 years transportation beyond the seas’. Here in Tasmania the skillful resourcefulness of a prisoner, or servant would again see them delve into the silver chest of an officer or the free settlers to which they were assigned… to wed their lovely ~ with a precious ring.
I thought that story was so beautiful! I think it is so simple and such a bold move for love. My type of story 🙂