The spoon was the main eating utensil of the day so the giver was also representing that he would take care of the lady.
Another, growing use in the twenty first century is as a unique parting, farewell or leaving gift or present with perhaps, diamond and heart symbols to say “I wish you good fortune and you will always stay in my heart.” Accompanied by a card which we can produce, this kind of gift is sure to be fondly and long remembered.
In these times we cannot overlook the growing collectible market. These unique and highly collectable items are much sought after, with some spoons attracting quite high prices. New editions of these handcrafted spoons from known makers are highly sought after and can attract premium prices.