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What Is The Purpose Of A Napkin Ring?
Napkin rings are a fun gift idea for Christenings or as a celebration of a new baby. They make a special moment for the parents and the child. The tradition of using the napkin to hold money or change was started in the 1630s when the English landed in America. It came to use in America during the Civil War and became popular in the south.
The napkin ring, sometimes called a Christening ring, has been used as a gift between family members on Christenings or other occasions. The traditional napkin ring is simply an elastic ring made of strips with a hole in the center. It was designed to slip over the fingers and hold small change or other money. Today, napkin rings have come along way. They are now available in a variety of materials and styles and can be personalized with names or even monograms.
The tradition of giving monogrammed napkins to loved ones began in the western world. It became popular in the 19th century in England and later in North America. There are records of napkin rings being given to those returning home from war and to newlyweds in the 19th century.
Some of the most popular monogrammed rings today are sterling silver napkin rings. These are usually very simple. They may have just a single stripe or have intricate patterns. They can be found with various engravings or decorated in stones. There are also rings that are encrusted with jewels. These are quite expensive because of the elaborate designs.
Other interesting monogrammed gift sets include the sterling silver Heart Necklace Wrap, Dinnerware Set with Candle and Coasters Set with Clasps and Dinner Set with Butterflies. The Dinnerware Set with Candle is a lovely gift for your mother, but it is only suitable for dinner parties. The dinner set with butterflies can be suitable for any occasion and can go well with other jeweled gifts. This project comes complete with instructions on how to make the heart necklace wrap and a butterfly-shaped clasp.
This project is suitable for teenagers and adults who want to impress their date. Napkin rings can be made personalize by adding a name or initials of the recipient. You can also add a photo on the napkins. This makes a wonderful addition to any dinner party. A nice idea is to make one or two napkins personalized with a short verse.
The Victorian style of Christening napkin rings can be used for a Christening Ceremony and you would have to use different types of metal in each different year. For example, you can use sterling silver for the Christening in the 18th century and gold for the 20th century. The Victorian style of Christening ring has a large, beautiful figure of a baby on its back with hands and feet raised. In the center of the figure is a figure of Mary holding a pendant that has three diamonds, each larger than the last.
The use of silver in the western world dates back to Queen Victoria's reign and these are popularly associated with the westward expansion of the United States. At that time silver was used not only for ornamental purposes but also for storage purposes. The use of gold and platinum in the American west created a different class of its own.
The two napkin rings with symbolic meaning, the Victorian and the European bourgeoisie symbolize two different groups in our society. The European bourgeoisie represents the intellectual class, those who made things happen and built bridges, while the Victorian style reflects those people who were more into the festivities and social events. The two rings represent two different lifestyles. Each lifestyle had different views on social matters including religion, politics and class relations.
In France, the Napkin Ring is referred to as a serviette ring which is left for the female sex. In general the meaning behind the meaning of the Victorian napkin rings and the European bourgeoisie napkin rings are same but each one has a unique history of its own. It is also important to remember that the meaning of the ring had different meanings for different cultures and time periods. The meaning may have changed but the symbols attached to them remain unchanged.
Most European countries used copper and gold in making their gold and silver metals. The use of aluminum had its own connotations and was only introduced by the Victorians. Thus, before we talk of metal ware in our discussion, let's know more about the history of wire Napkin Rings first. After reading this article, it will be easier for you to understand why people use wire napkin rings in our day and age.