Spoonier

Spoon Rings & Sterling Silver Vintage Jewelry

Aurora, Colorado · 12052 Sales

Spoonier

Spoon Rings & Sterling Silver Vintage Jewelry

Aurora, Colorado 12052 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to Spoonier! Home of the largest selection of Sterling Silver Spoon Rings Handmade from Vintage Spoons Anywhere! Repurposed flatware handcrafted into Stunning Jewelry with a Timeless and Unique look that is, Sizable to Anyone's Build, Stylish as well as Eco Friendly!

Extended Spoon Ring Sale! Take 15% OFF With Coupon Code: BFCMSALE (~psst... as long as you can read this, the sale code still works~) Same Day to 2 Day Shipping! All domestic orders of 3 or more rings ship Priority!

We Offer Free Re-Sizing & Re-Finishing for all Spoon Ring Purchases for the Life of the Ring

Here at Spoonier on Etsy you'll find solid sterling silver~ Victorian, Floral, Animal, Masonic, Art Nouveau and Deco spoon rings, and many other styles. Our favorites are detailed floral and figural spoon rings, from lilies to daisies to chrysanthemums, and from goddesses to farm animals! Our organic designed rings hearken back to a time when silverware design was not only seen as art, but also as a celebration of nature. We specialize in unique and unusual sterling silver spoon rings, and all our spoon rings are made from original vintage silver spoons.

TIPS FOR BROWSING OUR STORE: Utilize the sections on the left to narrow it down to the style you like best. Or send us a message!

Thank you for visiting!

-Team Spoonier!
Tami & Mike
Josh, Stephanie & Naomi

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS REACHED OUT TO US!
It means so much and brings me to tears with the amount of support we are getting from our Etsy community after the robbery. Thank You All!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 2, 2016

Welcome to Spoonier! Home of the largest selection of Sterling Silver Spoon Rings Handmade from Vintage Spoons Anywhere! Repurposed flatware handcrafted into Stunning Jewelry with a Timeless and Unique look that is, Sizable to Anyone's Build, Stylish as well as Eco Friendly!

Extended Spoon Ring Sale! Take 15% OFF With Coupon Code: BFCMSALE (~psst... as long as you can read this, the sale code still works~) Same Day to 2 Day Shipping! All domestic orders of 3 or more rings ship Priority!

We Offer Free Re-Sizing & Re-Finishing for all Spoon Ring Purchases for the Life of the Ring

Here at Spoonier on Etsy you'll find solid sterling silver~ Victorian, Floral, Animal, Masonic, Art Nouveau and Deco spoon rings, and many other styles. Our favorites are detailed floral and figural spoon rings, from lilies to daisies to chrysanthemums, and from goddesses to farm animals! Our organic designed rings hearken back to a time when silverware design was not only seen as art, but also as a celebration of nature. We specialize in unique and unusual sterling silver spoon rings, and all our spoon rings are made from original vintage silver spoons.

TIPS FOR BROWSING OUR STORE: Utilize the sections on the left to narrow it down to the style you like best. Or send us a message!

Thank you for visiting!

-Team Spoonier!
Tami & Mike
Josh, Stephanie & Naomi

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS REACHED OUT TO US!
It means so much and brings me to tears with the amount of support we are getting from our Etsy community after the robbery. Thank You All!

Tami Miller

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Tami Miller

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Updates

We literally haven't had one of these Lotus spoons since November 2012, and now we just found TWO of them! It's a Christmas Miracle! Which of our lovely customers is going to grab these up before this pattern is gone for another 4 years???
Our best selling Frontenac Stargazer Lily Spoon Ring is back in stock!
Perfect gift for her for the holidays!
We've sold 494 so far... You want 'em, so we'll keep scouring the world for these spoons... Hopefully the world doesn't run out any time soon!
Taking photos of rings on fingers for customers... This is a new favorite for sure! Antique Forget me Not spoon transformed into a unique ring!
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About

Love of: Upcycled, Photography, Antiques, Precious Metals and Jewelry = Spoon Rings!

Spoonier Is: .... A way of breathing life into an absolutely gorgeous era of Art Nouveau sterling silver spoon designs from the early 1900s. These, along with Victorian, Georgian, and Art Deco designs, with some 70s Retro designs also get to be Upcycled into new Statement pieces for everyday wear. The passion is in reviving the Unique Art Nouveau Flower, Goddess, Animal and every other newfound spoon pattern that pass through thier jewelry benches.

Spoonier Started: .... In late 2010 when Mike left a custom Jewelry shop with the desire to make use of his jewelry knowledge, yet keep the freedom to have control over his own life. Being a jewelry designer and huge fan of Art Nouveau, he couldn't help noticing the Stunning designs on the sterling spoons from the turn of the century. He knew he could save these spoon's original beauty and history, and offer some really unique jewelry as Spoon Rings. So Mike, with his knack for finding the most unique spoons, along with his friend MetalWendler (a jeweler with a desire to work with upcycled materials) came together and made an amazing team! They were in a very happy place when an old friend came back into Mike's life.

Spoonier's Love Story: .... For Mike and Tami, Spoonier is what enabled them to start a life together the right way and to be able to make time for the things that matter with flexibility. Mike and Tami reunited in early 2012 after not seeing each other for almost 16 years (it's totally an 80s love story where the nerdy guy gets the punk chick in the end)! Tami was quick to pick up the foredom and run with the jewelry production. She has become very active in every aspect of Spoonier now (aka she kind of took it over). These days, she does all of the listing, and answering questions, and casting.

Spoonier Overcomes a Major Obstacle: …. One week before Christmas in 2015, Spoonier's brand new office was broken into and was robbed of over 500 pieces of jewelry, along with all of the sterling findings and vintage jewelry that look years to accumulate and create. Spoonier reached out to their Etsy family, and received an overwhelming amount of support… Etsy itself showed their love by reaching out and offering help, along with the community of fantastic advice, some random acts of kindness, and sincere camaraderie from shop owners and customers… This is what kept Spoonier afloat after having their livelihood invaded and taken down to bare bones inventory. Spoonier is back in full swing of things now, and even more proud to be a part of the Etsy Family!

Spoonier Gets New Employees in 2016: .... They needed a lot of help to rebuild shop inventory. Josh came on board in early 2016. He is a fantastic jeweler who jumped right in and takes pride in his work- a perfect fit. Stephanie and Naomi were brought on later in the year, and also have backgrounds in jewelry along with other special skills. They are working hard to restock the shop with as many designs as Mike finds. They are also taking over most of the bench work for Tami, as well as one of Spoonier's founding members who has moved on to assist with their Custom Celtic Wedding Ring shop CelticEternity and create for his own custom wedding rings at MetalWendler here on Etsy.

Team Spoonier: .... "We love every spoon that comes in and cherish every customer who appreciates them. We know so much more about spoons, flowers and Art Nouveau than we ever thought we would! Customer service is our #1 Priority, and we will do whatever we can to make sure you get what you want, how you want it and when you want it. Our doors are always open for communication. Every member of spoonier loves what they do, and it shows!"

Spoonier Castings: .... are high quality solid sterling silver reproductions of some of the more beautiful designs that are over 100 years old and were either not offered in Sterling Silver, or are no longer in production which makes them more difficult to find in spoon form (if not impossible) more than once. The goal is to have there be little to no difference from the original and to meet or exceed customer expectations. It's an awesome way to recycle the sterling silver bowls cut from the antique spoons. Spoonier Castings are Guaranteed for Life.

Spoonier Finds Spoons: …. at Antique shops (and they get to call that work lol) at Estate auctions, internet sales (Etsy has great deals) and every once in awhile at thrift stores. The Historical and Art Nouveau value to sterling flatware is often unknown or unappreciated. Spoonier is honored to be able to give a form of new birth to the beauty of the turn of the century Artistry of: Unger Brothers, Gorham, Whiting, Paye & Baker, Alvin Co, Towle, Durgin, and Watson Co to mention only a few! And are also greatly appreciative of the fans here on Etsy who also can see the timeless exquisiteness of these old spoons.

Thank you for reading!

Check out our DIY Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUklZ6lUsuI&feature=player_embedded

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Shop members

  • Tami

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

    Tami is the Voice of Spoonier, spoon bender, metal melter and does quality control. She loves her children Arwen & Lukas, music, art, good food, interesting conversations and unique fashion.

  • Mike

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Mike finds and buys all the spoons for Spoonier, takes photos and prepares castings (the hard work of investing and wax clean up). He loves good food (especially cheese), traveling, gardening and photography and of course Art Nouveau fashion.

  • Josh M

    Assistant, Shipper, Ring Finisher

    Recieved his BA at Edinboro University with a focus in cinema and a jewelry minor. He had dabbled previously in as many artforms as possible. He is skilled in casting and fabrication, but has a passion for wirework and natural gems and minerals.

  • Stephanie

    Shipper, Ring Finisher, Marketer

    Stephanie has a background in eCommerce and jewelry making. She is a great new addition to our shop- assisting in many duties like shipping, spoon ring completion, casting and many others to come as we train her on as much as we can!

  • Naomi

    Shipper, Wax Worker, Photographer

    Naomi is also new to the team and is working on getting waxes and castings cleaned up and ready for sale! Se's also learning how we photo and helps with shipping as well as casting. Naomi has a background in metal smithing and black smithing.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 9, 2016
Welcome to Spoonier, home of the Largest Selection of Handmade Vintage Sterling Silver Spoon Rings Anywhere! Re-purposed Flatware Handcrafted into Stunning Jewelry with a Timeless and Unique look that is, Sizable to Anyone's Build, Stylish as well as Eco Friendly!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment must be received before item is shipped. We accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Certificates and All Major Credit Cards at this time.

We are always willing to hear your ideas of a trade as well!

If an item is accidentally purchased that was on reserve for another customer, we will refund the entire purchase and cancel the transaction.
Shipping
Shipping occurs via USPS First Class shipping (USA Domestic) , and shipping times depend on shipping volumes for the US Post office. Most orders arrive within 5-10 business days of your transaction, many arrive sooner than that as we ship several times a week.

**Need faster shipping? Our standard shipping is USPS flat rate mail that takes approximately 3-10 business days. If you would like rush shipping we have to options available that should be added to your shopping cart.

Large domestic orders will be insured and come with tracking numbers. International will be insured, and tracked within the US and then a delivery confirmation.

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We do ship to every country! Standard is $12 to Canada, and $14.50 to everywhere else. If you feel this should be adjusted, please feel free to contact us as we can often times offer a coupon code to offset shipping.

International orders ship via USPS mail international, please account for 5- 10 days typically, but in rare cases can take a full 30 days at the latest for your order to arrive. We apologize for the wide variance in estimated delivery time, but we have never quite figured out why overseas mail is so unpredictable. For rush shipping please see above links.

Tracking can sometimes be provided, please let me know if you'd like insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
While we would always prefer to offer an exchange we do give refunds on orders that are requested within 10 business days of *receiving* your item via Etsy Convo.

All Gifts are always an exception! If you purchase and it sits for months in a bag or box, this time does not count. Please feel free to send me a message to see what we can do for you!

Should you order the wrong item, or get your spoon ring and it does not fit the way you expected, message me and I will arrange an exchange for a ring that fits your needs within a timely manner!

We stand by our products, please don't hesitate to contact us with ant issues you might have with your purchase.

Shipping Upgrades that meet the deadline that was promised are nonrefundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want a ring you saw that has now sold? We offer custom requests! If you see something you would like changed just a bit, or perhaps have your own idea in mind, let's talk about making it happen! Production schedule changes with orders in the queue, so contact us via Etsy Convo to get a better idea of time-line with your project idea!

We do offer Free re-sizing for the life of the spoon ring! Spoon rings are great gifts! And we understand how it's difficult to know exactly what size to get at times (this has been known to happen). The best part of our wrap style is that they are adjustable! So if you get yourself or someone else a ring and it's a bit too small or too big, please feel free to let us know so we can hook you up with the correct size so you can wear your Spoonier spoon ring comfortably!

We also offer Free Finishing Options on all Spoon Jewelry and Celtic Items (we do not offer this for Vintage items)! We do our best to get every detail correctly the first time so you can start enjoying your ring right away! But if you get your ring, and the finish doesn't quite look the way you expected, we will gladly refinish the ring for you to your liking, Free of charge- for the life of the ring! We pay for the shipping back to you and refund your shipping if the finish was not what you requested in your order.

(Quick explanation of what a "Brush Finish" is: All of our spoons are annealed and cleaned in pickle before they are bent- thus removing all natural patina. After bending and rounding, we apply a rapid oxidation with liver of sulfur that makes the entire ring black. We then remove this patina on all of the raised surfaces of the spoon ring with a microfiber wheel brush. This gently removes the patina from the more ornate parts and on the inside of the ring by brushing it with the microfibers. This gives it a more satin finish that is easier to photo and looks more Vintage- Hence: Brush Finish)

For more details on an item (More photos, views, etc), please contact me to get a better "feel" for the piece.

RESERVED ITEMS: We will reserve items for customers who commit to buying an item at a future agreed upon date. If the item is not purchased by the agreed upon date, the item will be relisted for general purchase. Our standard reserve time is (2) two weeks. Longer reserve time and more than one item reserved is at our discretion and is based on availability, demand, price, customer reserve and purchase history. Reserves can not be renewed. We do not offer unlimited or indefinite reserve times for anyone under any circumstances.

If an item is accidentally purchased that was on reserve for another customer, we will refund the entire purchase and cancel the transaction.

If there's anything I didn't cover that you have a questions about, please feel free to send me a message :)

And here's a 10% off coupon code just for reading our policies: THANKS4READING

Happy Shopping!!!

More information

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

There are many ways we can help you find your ring size! We offer store credit of the entire product price of our ring sizers. Or I can give specific to your ring instructions on how to adjust at home after purchase. Just send us a message!

To ensure a good fit, make sure to measure your finger from knuckle to knuckle and compare it with the amount of mm indicated in the ---specs--- location of the listing. For wider rings like Spoon Rings, you typically want to go up about .25 in ring size and up to .5 size for the very wide designs.

Custom and personalized orders

Feel free to ask us about our Contact List for items you may see that are no longer in our store or if you have a specific pattern you'd like to request. We are always trying to restock and take custom orders all the time.
Due to the nature of our inventory, original spoons are sometimes hard to find and can take a few weeks, up to a couple of years depending on the pattern!
Casting reproductions take about 2 to 5 weeks, rush orders are available a well.

What if I Get My Ring and I want it More or Less Shiny or Oxidized?

We offer Free finishing! We brush finish all of our handmade rings, but do offer a few different finishing options before shipping:
- Cloth Polishing- shiny but still vintage with a satin brush finish slightly visible and still dark in the crevices
- Re Brush- keep the satin brush finish, but make the patina/ tarnish lighter
- Combination of 1 & 2- Lighten the patina with a re Brush, then give it a cloth polish.

And if you get your ring and you'd like an extra polish, or a bit less patina, or whatever you prefer, just send it on back and we'll make sure you love your ring with photos before we ship it back.

Does Your Shop Engrave Your Rings?

We do not offer engraving at this time, but we do remove them for free! The engravings you see on our rings are antique and original to the spoon we bent.
Sometimes we have been able to find spoons with specific engraved letters when requested! But this usually takes a few weeks to shop around for.

What if I get the Ring and It Doesn't Fit?

We do offer FREE re-sizing on all Spoonier SPOON ring orders- no expiration! Some rings may be able to be pinched down a little, but due to the soft Sterling we use, many tools used may scratch or dent the silver! So the best thing to do would be to send it back to us, or get it sized at a local jewelry store. Please message us for details.

What is a Brush Finish?

All of our spoons are annealed and cleaned in pickle before they are bent- thus removing most of if not all natural patina. After bending and rounding, we apply a rapid oxidation with liver of sulfur that makes the entire ring a graphite grey/black. We then remove this patina on all of the raised surfaces of the spoon ring with a microfiber wheel Brush. This gently removes the patina from the more ornate parts of the ring and the inside of the ring by brushing it with the microfibers. This gives it a more satin finish that is easier to photo and looks more Vintage- Hence: Brush Finish

How Long will it Take for My Order to Arrive (within the US)?

Please allow 3-10 business days for domestic orders to arrive, and be sure to include a ring size if you weren't able to in the ordering process. Faster shipping available upon request.

Wholesale availability

We do offer discounts for wholesale orders. The more you order, the bigger the discount. We create individual item discounts since each piece can vary quite a bit in how much it cost us to purchase and make. Send me a list of the Item number (found at the end of every listing title), and I'll send you over my best price!