Spoon Ring Origin

 

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 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.

Like all wedding rings, a spoon ring denotes love, commitment and responsibility. The initial meaning likely conveyed a sense of risk as well. Their modern meaning is one of modesty, although their practicality is still pervasive too.

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Tarddiad Y Fodrwy Llwy Arian

Dechreuwyd lunio modrwyau llwy yn y 17 fed ganrif yn Lloegr fel modrwyau priodas.  Nid oedd modd gan weision i brynu modrwyau priodas aur neu arian, felly roedd yna ambell ddwyn y llestri arian yn y plasdai a’u ffurfio i fodrwyau priodas.  Roedd yr arfbais ar y llwy yn dangos yn glir i ba deulu y perthynasai’r gweision.

Mae’n debyg fod rhai lladron wedi eu hallforio i Tasmania yn 1800’au am ddwyn y llwyau arian.

Felly gallai arwydd o gariad ac ymrwymiad ddwyn allforiad o 7 mlynedd i ben draw byd.

Fel pob modrwy briodas mae y fodwry lwy yn dynodi cariad ac ynrwymiad.  Ond gallai hefyd ddynodi elfen o berygl.

Heddiw mae y fodrwy llwy yn arwydd o gariad ac addewid.