My name is Helen Baynham and I love to create unique and original jewellery, re-crafted from solid silver antique and vintage spoons (and sometimes knives, forks, sugar tongs...... whatever I can get my hands on cutlery wise!)
I find these treasures in antique shops and fairs, second hand shops and on internet auction sites and am constantly amazed at the beauty in the Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs.
Spoon rings originated in England during the 17th century. Popular belief is that servants who couldn't afford to have rings made would steal silver spoons from their employer and have them crafted into wedding bands.
As well as being a gorgeous piece of jewellery, the spoon ring is thought to symbolise love, responsibility and commitment.