Welsh Lovespoon Sterling Silver Charm

  • Welsh Lovespoon Sterling Silver Charm
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Welsh Lovespoons

In the old days in Wales, a young man would carve a fancy spoon to give to the girl that he wanted to court. (The expression "to spoon" comes from this custom.) It was important to prove to the potential father-in-law that the young man was good at working with wood, because he would have to make all his family's furniture, dishes and eating utensils. The symbols carved into the spoon's handle all had meanings. Hearts are for love, of course. Bells are for the hoped-for wedding. A horseshoe is for luck (in Wales, a bride and groom are always given a horseshoe on their wedding day). A wheel promised, "I will work for you." Circles in a cage could mean either the number of children hoped for, or the number of years together. And so forth; there is a long list of possible symbols. Today lovespoons are often given as wedding and anniversary gifts; however, they are also given for birthdays, baby gifts, friendship, Christmas, etc. They are considered to be folk craft items first, and, under the right circumstances, romantic items as well.

HEARTS - Love and affection

Two (or more) hearts: a love shared between two (or more) people 

Sterling silver WELSH LOVESPOON charm which measures approx 10 x 30 x 1mm and weighs approx 1.9g

All charms are delivered with a split ring attached


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