Announcement Handcrafted silver spoon rings from Seattle, Washington
Handcrafted silver spoon rings from Seattle, Washington
The Kimberlin Silver Co. Story
TALE OF THE SPOON RING
The origins of the spoon ring are unknown, though many claim they originated in England during the 17th century and were used as alternative wedding bands.
Popular opinion further explains that servants who could not afford precious metals resorted to stealing silverware from their employers and crafted them into wedding rings. Those caught were prosecuted for theft, which is why spoon rings are known to have been used during this time.
In recent years, the concept of spoon rings have grown with increasing popularity. These antique heirlooms carry a level of personal sentiment, while promoting a rich sense of history.
WHY KIMBERLIN SILVER CO.?
It was the summer of 2010 and my sister was getting married to the man of her dreams. During the final weeks of preparation leading up to the wedding, I found both of my sisters looking at spoon rings online ― rings formed by bending antique silver spoon handles. I saw an opportunity to attempt the craft and make a set of spoon rings for them.
In a matter of days I had collected a handful of silver spoons and created a makeshift workshop. After quite a few failed attempts at properly bending the handles into comfortable rings I had a few that I was proud of, and my sisters were overjoyed with the end result. I enjoyed making those rings so much that I decided to commit myself to the idea and see where it could go. A few short weeks later, Kimberlin Silver Co. was created.
There is a special beauty in repurposing that can’t be found anywhere else. My hope is that by visiting this site you will be inspired to create something new from materials that might never have a second chance to be loved. Each of the spoon rings I craft are one-of-a-kind pieces that will last for generations to come.
Eric Kimberlin Bowley
Seattle explorer & spoon ring maker. I have a miniature dachshund who's name is Clementine.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Proud to accept Square payments at events and purchases made in Seattle, WA.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes we do! Do you have an antique silver spoon you’d like turned into a spoon ring? We’d love to help handcraft one of a kind pieces from your antique silver flatware. Please review, complete and print our Custom Order form. It also contains all shipping instructions. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email us.
▪︎ Download: Custom Order (PDF) http://bit.ly/14JmUN1
HOW CAN I FIGURE OUT MY RING SIZE?
Trying to figure out your ring size? Are you gifting this spoon ring to someone and want some tips on figuring out their ring size? Use our “Ring Size Finder” to help! It’s as simple as printing out a single sheet of paper.
▪︎ Download: Ring Size Finder (PDF) http://bit.ly/15c0ZQD
WHAT IF I NEED MY SPOON RING RESIZED?
If you need your spoon ring resized for any reason, we’re always happy to help free of charge. Please review our Resizing Request form below and email us once you’ve sent your spoon ring.
▪︎ Download: Resizing Request (PDF) http://bit.ly/16KnJ9x