Decorate the Table With Silver Napkin Rings

During the Victorian era napkin rings were a vital part of the dinner setting. If the wealthy were going to impress their guests they would do so with small ornaments that were used at the dinner table and the placement of napkins inside richly ornate napkin rings was the perfect way to do this. They were a symbol of wealth among the rich and were typically the types of items that were handed down from one generation to the next.

These days it is common to find beautiful old silver napkin rings that have been engraved with the name of the person whose place setting it was. Every person had their own napkin ring and it was common practice to bring out these little table items for every meal.

At about this time, which was the mid to late 1800s, a few major silver discoveries had been made and the ability to work with the metal had been developed thanks to technological advancements. Silversmiths were becoming plentiful and competition was strong.

Out of this era came the most beautifully designed silver napkin rings that are simply a pleasure to look upon today. Even the more plain napkin rings are exquisitely made and would make a very worthwhile addition to any collection.

Although napkin rings are not quite as commonly used today, it is a great way to dress a table when preparing for a dinner party. It may not feel to be appropriate to go out and hunt down a set of antique napkin rings but they are still being produced by modern companies today and the purchase of a fine set of napkin rings should serve you well as a simple way to turn your napkins into a fine display.

Figural Napkin Rings

One of the more fascinating styles of napkin rings that came out of the Victorian era were figural napkin rings. The children of the time also had to eat at the dinner table and were provided with napkin rings as well. Rather than the more boring simple rings their place settings were often adorned with these napkin rings featuring images of children at play or repose or animals carrying the ring on their backs.

The detail that was put into these napkin rings is really quite incredible and it was chiefly done for the amusement of the children at the table. While the adults were in discussions that the children had no interest in they could be amused by the various figural napkin rings that were in use around the table.

Today, it is possible to find some quality examples of figural napkin rings that are more likely going to be put out on display as decorative items rather than used for their original purpose. Go here to find a selection of figural napkin rings for sale.

Some of the companies responsible for some very nice examples of silver napkin rings from the mid-1800s include: Meriden Britannia, Rogers, Smith & Co., Towle Silversmiths, Derby Silver Co., Reed & Barton, Barbour Silver Co., Knickerbocker Silver Co., James W. Tufts, Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. and many other silver plate companies.

As decorative items, napkin rings, whether they are sterling silver or silver plated, would make particularly beautiful displays in the house. Using them to create a beautiful dinner setting would be a wonderful way to adorn the table.

Take this opportunity to browse the vintage sterling silver napkin rings for sale.

Vintage Sterling Silver Napkin Rings

Featured on this page is a large selection of vintage sterling silver napkin rings for sale. What will quickly become apparent is that it will not be super expensive to buy a good quality antique sterling silver napkin ring because the vast majority of these napkin rings are particularly reasonably priced. These napkin rings are all very attractive items that will help to dress a dining table for a special occasion.

Vintage Sterling Silver Napkin Rings For Sale



A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER  D STYLE NAPKIN RING LONDON 1946
A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER D STYLE NAPKIN RING LONDON 1946
$17.47
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A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING BIRMINGHAM 1918
A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING BIRMINGHAM 1918
$16.23
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A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER  D STYLE NAPKIN RING LONDON 1946
A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER D STYLE NAPKIN RING LONDON 1946
$14.98
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A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING CHESTER 1913
A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING CHESTER 1913
$27.47
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A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING SHEFFIELD 1922
A VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NAPKIN RING SHEFFIELD 1922
$1.24 (1 Bid)
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Vintage sterling Silver 925 84 Napkin ring Art Nouveau hand made Russian 1892
Vintage sterling Silver 925 84 Napkin ring Art Nouveau hand made Russian 1892
$120.00
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Vintage Sterling Silver WEB Napkin Ring Inscribed Hanna
Vintage Sterling Silver WEB Napkin Ring Inscribed Hanna
$39.00
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Vintage Gorham sterling silver Napkin Ring with Pam monogram
Vintage Gorham sterling silver Napkin Ring with Pam monogram
$59.46
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HR Morss Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Engravable Oval Vintage Fine Dining
HR Morss Napkin Ring Sterling Silver Engravable Oval Vintage Fine Dining
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Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Napkin Ring ALVIN S17 1 Excellent Cond
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Napkin Ring ALVIN S17 1 Excellent Cond
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Vintage Hallmarked 2 Engraved Monogram Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Vintage Hallmarked 2 Engraved Monogram Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
$2.25 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Hallmarked Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
Vintage Hallmarked Engraved Sterling Silver Napkin Ring
$2.25 (3 Bids)
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Buy a beautiful vintage sterling silver napkin ring here

You may be looking for single napkin rings or for napkin ring sets and they are available to buy in both ways here. They have been made as recently as the mid-twentieth century back to the mid-nineteenth century and they represent some of the finest craftsmanship available.

One of the fun pastimes is to collect silver napkin rings, particularly those with interesting or ornate motifs engraved on the sides. They may be monogrammed or personalized in some way or they may be given a decorative filigree. The options are endless and the difference from one style of napkin ring to the next is really quite staggering.

As an example the following vintage sterling silver napkin ring (Birmingham, 1919) sold on eBay for less than $40.00.

It is guaranteed that there are more top quality napkin rings like this Birmingham 1919 napkin ring available for sale and it is possible they will sell for even less.

You won't find any figural silver napkin rings on this page, we have a separate page set aside for those gorgeous examples and you should visit the page if you wish to buy some.