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History of the Spoon ring

It is said that Spoon rings were first made in 17th century England as wedding rings by servants who could not afford expensive precious metals. All but the poorest households employed servants, who usually lived in, sleeping in attics, kitchens, or basements. Pay was low but include their keep and often their clothing. Servants would steal a silver spoon from their master and have it turned into a wedding ring. Usually rings were made from the metal handles of table cutlery. In those days, solid silver cutlery was highly prized and often displayed the family crest of the wealthy family who commissioned, owned and used the pieces. Thus, the earliest spoon rings served as symbols of love and commitment, in defiance of strict social and economic barriers.

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.

sterling silver has durability. Pure silver is very soft, making it a poor choice for an everyday ring, such as an engagement ring or wedding band. The addition of copper makes silver strong. … Sometimes the number “925” is used to specify that a metal is sterling silver and designates a silver alloy at 92.5%.

Continental or European Silver is marked with indicators from 800 to 850 designates a silver alloy at 80%-85%. All Julissimo’s Jewellery is sterling silver.

Ever since the 17th century Spoon rings have been a timeless and unique gift, a wonderful piece of heritage not forgotten and now you could own a piece of recycled solid silver cutlery from Julissimo Jewellery that could be between 50 to 200 years old with traditional decoration.


Our spoon rings can be adjusted to be made bigger or smaller than their current size which is detailed in the description of each ring, please do message Juliet@julissimo.co.uk  for further information.

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COVID-19 RISK STATEMENT

The constantly evolving situation in regard to COVID-19 brings a range of significant challenges to all businesses, customers, craftsmen and most of all our own staff. Julissimo Jewellery is committed to ensuring that it undertakes everything morally and legally within its powers to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff and interested parties in these most challenging times. Julissimo Jewellery will continue to monitor and follow Government, NHS England and WHO (World Health Organisation) advice daily as this pandemic life Cycle evolve.

A range of practical measures have been implemented to protect our workforce and customers; these include:

  • Implementing social distancing measures on any activity in accordance with government guidance.
  • Providing suitable personal protective equipment such as gloves, face masks or other equipment for all relevant staff.
  • Refraining or reduce where possible the use of public transport when traveling to and from the place of work, events or festivals.
  • Ensuring that staff have been supplied with suitable cleaning supplies such as wipes and hand sanitisers.
  • Ensuring that all staff travel to and from site in separate vehicles and do not share tools or equipment.
  • Implementing shift patterns to reduce exposure within the office environment.
  • Ensuring cleaning regimes have been increased to clean down more frequently.
  • Additional signage providing information on Covid-19 processes.
  • Limiting the maximum individuals working within the office – retail and workshop environment.
  • Isolating and shielding those who have been identified as vulnerable.
  • Limiting the number of individuals who can visit our workshop, event or market stall .
  • Processes have been implemented to ensure that all staff have a way of raising any suspected symptoms with Julissimo Jewellery.
  • Promotion of good hygiene across the organisation, including hand washing and welfare requirements.
  • Producing site specific risk assessments, control measures and guidance for each discipline.
  • Constant review of government guidance and requirements in line with Julissimo Jewellery own internal processes.
  • Julissimo Jewellery’s staff are expected to adhere to and follow all site instructions and policies, particularly in respect to this virus.
  • Increase communications to update staff on developments in COVID – 19 and changes to procedures.

Julissimo Jewellery is committed to ensuring that everything reasonably practicable is undertaken to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and any interested parties health and wellbeing is protected in these unprecedented times.

For more infortion about booking Julissimo Jewellery for market stalls, events and festivals contact Simon – admin@julissimon.co.uk

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About Julissimo

Hello world & welcome to Julissimo Jewellery

Julissimo Jewellery is Juliet Brown, deeply passionate about making beautiful and unique items of Jewellery using vintage solid silver cutlery, incorporating copper shapes, silver charms and amber among other things.

Juliet gives new LIFE to OLD  solid silver cutlery, keeping the history yet transforming it’s use. Taking it to a new level.

From:- Knives, Forks, Spoons, Sugar Tongs, even Napkin Rings                                     

To:- Spoon Rings, Spoon Pendants, Spoon Bangles, Earrings from Spoons, Fork Rings, Fork Bangles, Fork Pendants, Knife Bangles, Knife Pendants.

To purchase Juliet’s beautiful handmade solid silver jewellery online please visit our ebay shop. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/julissimojewellery

Pendant – Silver spoon & copper

Julissimo Jewellery also gets out and about so to find out where our next market stall will be or which Festival we will be attending, follow us on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/julissimojewellery

Solid silver spoon ring

Julissimo has many individual pieces of jewellery in stock ready to find new homes, If you do not find what you are looking for please feel free to email Juliet with your requirements, we can send photographs of examples.

We also work to order/commission which will vary depending on our stork of cutlery or the family silver you wish to transform into gifts or personal items of jewellery. We can make pieces according to age (a spoon ring manufacture in the year of your birth), silver cutlery pendants containing your birth stone to a set of Wedding rings. Our passion is to create unique items to be lovingly gifted and worn.

Please note that Julissimo Jewellery only make Jewellery from solid silver which is in perfect condition. All our items are antique varying in age from 1700’s to the 1970’s in a wide assortment of styles and patterns.

Please contact:

via email to        juliet@julissimo.co.uk

Telephone          07860 620326

If you have items of silver that have been passed down in the family and wish for them to be up-cycled into items of jewellery please email for more information and cost.

Due to many items being unique and one off pieces it is very difficult to list all products and the website shows just a small selection. Ebay & Facebook is regularly updated to show the current range, please don’t hesitate to message requesting more information on any of my items: Spoon Rings, Spoon Pendants, Spoon Bangles, Earrings from Spoons, Fork Rings, Fork Bangles, Fork Pendants, Knife Bangles, Knife Pendants, plain or incorporating copper shapes, silver charms and amber among other things..

Thanks Juliet