Napkin Ring Latest Table Accessory by Mona Shroff

The napkin had an uncivilized beginning, with the Spartans first using slices of bread to wipe food from their mouths! The Romans were the first civilization to use cloth napkins, using small or large scraps of cloth to clean themselves up. Nineteenth-century France saw the origins of the napkin ring, becoming hugely popular among the upper classes and spreading like wildfire throughout neighboring European nations.

Left: GOLD WIRE NAPKIN RING
Right: DIAMOND SHAPE NAPKIN RING

Their main purpose was for hygiene – napkins were not washed every day, and thus napkin rings were used to designate a particular napkin to an individual. Guests were therefore not allocated napkin rings, as this would signify that their napkin was dirty!

Sterling silver was hugely popular amongst the French upper classes due to its relative ease to be molded into different shapes, and it is this material from which the majority of the finest examples of antique silver napkin rings are made from. Later on, napkin rings were made from several other materials such as wood, glass, pewter, bone, porcelain, and semi-precious stones increasing their popular appeal and making them more affordable amongst the middle classes.

Left: BLACK ONYX WITH MOP NAPKIN RING
Right: CORAL AND BLACK ONYX FLOWER NAPKIN RING

The napkin ring is a new and unique concept that is slowly coming into vogue. If you are thinking of making it a part of your dining table for your next dinner or lunch party at home, it will definitely enhance the aesthetics of your dining table.  Adding Exclusive napkin rings is just like decorating your dining table with some jewelry which adds uniqueness and color to the table.

There are some points to be noted when using napkin rings.

Left: 6 Napkin Rings in a Box
Right: 18k Rose Gold plated with semi precious stones Napkin Ring

Napkin rings to be used on a dining table should be comfortable to use. As beauty alone is not enough. So always buy the most comfortable napkin rings that do not have any kind of sharp edges as it can make your guests uncomfortable.

Always arrange your dining table using some colour combinations. For example, a dark-colored napkin ring goes well with a light-coloured napkin and vice versa.
Napkin ring can also be matched with other accessories on the table like silverware, dinner set, spoon stand, placemats, etc. Napkin ring itself is a unique and latest Table accessory and it will add spark to your table.

Left: OVAL CORAL WITH BLACK ONYX NAPKIN RING
Right: MOONROCK AND DRUZY NAPKIN RING

In short, napkin rings do enhance the aesthetics of your dining table, just use them in an appropriate way to attract a bundle of compliments from your guests. Today, napkin rings make popular traditional gifts for weddings, house warming, Anniversaries, Diwali and Christmas.

Special thanks to Mona Shroff Jewellery for conceptual storytelling.
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