Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two

These contemporary couples bracelets feature a pair of reclaimed aluminum medallions.
created by

Elizabeth Suda

$90.00

Elizabeth Suda created by

Elizabeth Suda

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Loving Spoonful

When you're with someone you love, the whole world just seems like a better place. These playful pairs of unisex bracelets are not only a fun way to celebrate your perfect partnership, but they actually do make the world a little better. Each "coin" charm is hand cast in Laos from reclaimed scrap aluminum. They're illustrated and labeled with either "big spoon" or "little spoon", suggesting the closeness of two spoons nestled in a drawer. The charms are laced onto a long, waxed cord that you secure in place by wrapping it around your wrist several times.

The Laotian tradition of working with scrap metals began in the 1960s as the United States conducted an extended bombing campaign in their effort to contain Communism in South Asia. An estimated 250 million American bombs were dropped in the region over a 9-year period. Attempting to restore order in their lives, the Laotian people began gathering the discarded metal from mortar and flare launchers, spent ammunition magazines and more, and recast them into spoons and other domestic tools.

Now, the creation of these bracelets not only provides you with a unique, romantic accessory, but also continues to clear waste metals from Laos, while providing local crafts people with a sustainable income. Comes in a drawstring pouch with a card explaining the metal's history. Bomb charm made in Laos; assembled in New York, NY.




Learn more about how Elizabeth is using her jewelry to help reverse the negativity Laos faced during the Vietman War on the blog.

Elizabeth Suda

created by

Elizabeth Suda

location

New York

“Jewelry has personal significance. We see [ours] as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It's a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

Elizabeth Suda originally traveled to Laos to research the country’s colorful textiles. But once there, another local craft caught her attention instead: spoons made by Lao artisans, using scrap metal salvaged from some 270 million bombs that were dropped on the country during the Vietnam War. Believing there was a broader market opportunity to be explored, Elizabeth challenged local artisans to expand beyond kitchen utensils and use the bomb metal to make jewelry instead.

“Jewelry has a personal significance–from an engagement ring to a men’s watch that might be a gift for graduation,” Elizabeth says. “We see [our] jewelry as having that significance. It is a piece of history. It’s a symbol of people turning something bad into something good.”

Learn more about how Elizabeth is using her jewelry to help reverse the negativity Laos faced during the Vietman War on the blog.

Recycled Exclusive
Made from
aluminum, waxed cotton
Measurements
approx. 1" coin diameter
Item ID
21598

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UncommonGoodsCouples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (20)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Easy to put on (12)
  • High quality (9)
  • Holds shape (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to put on (8)
  • Loses shape easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (22)
  • Casual wear (17)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Formal occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (13), Modern (13), Practical (13), Career (12), Stylish (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (28), No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love them, bought for my daughter and I, not a couple

I know this product is intended for a couple however I purchased it because my daughter, who recently graduated from college and works in the maritime industry and often out to sea for months...Read complete review

I know this product is intended for a couple however I purchased it because my daughter, who recently graduated from college and works in the maritime industry and often out to sea for months at a time and I wear it....I am the big spoon and she the little spoon...she wears it on her ankle and I on my wrist.....we are very close and it is a symbol of our bond even when we are apart.
I suppose that is corny but......you could advertise that it is not ONLY for couples...you might sell more! :)
thank you

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

pitiful, sadly

The ONLY reason I did not send this product back was because it was so symbolically "specific" to an inside joke between my boyfriend and I.
Had the actual...Read complete review

The ONLY reason I did not send this product back was because it was so symbolically "specific" to an inside joke between my boyfriend and I.
Had the actual "spoons" not been stamped into the little "tokens", and I NOT been able to fashion them into entirely different bracelets; I would not have kept them.

#1 The tokens are VERY flimsy, and I bent and creased mine the very first time I wore it.
The crease eventually split, and it broke in half alltogether.

#2 The picture of this product, NOR the description of it, indicate that the "bracelet"/wrap part of the product is nothing more than rubberized string; which you CAN NOT twist, turn, or shape in such a way as to keep it on your wrist.
It MUST be tied or knotted in order to get it to stay-- which is not what one might call "practical"...

Usually, I am the very FIRST to support a cause such as "World Peace", free market/fair trade, or the unique-and-different; but I ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT recommend this product if one intends to get any wear out of it at all. : (

Sorry.

* I would like to state here that this IS the first product ordered from UnCommon Goods that I HAVE been disappointed in. : )

Thank you.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but can improve

By 

from Oregon

About Me Modern, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Unique

Cons

  • Difficult to Put On
  • Loses Color
  • Material Frays

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

I got these bracelets for my boyfriend and I. I find these really cute, but for the price I would expect them to be better quality. Mine has held up pretty well, aside form the slight fraying on the end, but my boyfriends is discolored and is fraying quite a bit. Overall they're good bracelets, but they're overpriced for what you get so it is slightly disappointing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very cute, but questionable quality

By 

from chicago il

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • material frays and color fades

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

My daughter purchased these for Valentines Day for her boyfriend. They are super cute, unique idea, he loved it. However, after only 3 months, since the bracelet is only made out of material and does not have a clasp, the ends of the material started fraying and the color faded rapidly. Uncommon goods was terrific to deal with and replaced the item in a timely matter. Not sure if it was a faulty original set or if it will happen again, time will tell, but it's great to know that they will stand by their products no matter what, and either replace it again or refund the purchase.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
2.0

Very disappointed

By 

from Santa Fe, NM

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • its cute

Cons

  • engraving not engraved its inked and wearing off

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

    we loved it when we got it however i have had mine on and within two weeks the design , which was supposed to be engraved is wearing off - apparently its only inked

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Spoon Wrap Bracelets

    By 

    from alaska

    About Me Modern

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On
    • Holds Shape
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • A little overpriced

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

    I bought these bracelets as a 1 year anniversary gift for my boyfriend and I. The symbolism is super cute and the bracelets are very unique. I would definitely recommend these:)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love them, bought for my daughter and I, not a couple

    By 

    from Mohegan Lake, NY

    About Me Career

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

      I know this product is intended for a couple however I purchased it because my daughter, who recently graduated from college and works in the maritime industry and often out to sea for months at a time and I wear it....I am the big spoon and she the little spoon...she wears it on her ankle and I on my wrist.....we are very close and it is a symbol of our bond even when we are apart.
      I suppose that is corny but......you could advertise that it is not ONLY for couples...you might sell more! :)
      thank you

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very cute

      By 

      from Pittsburgh pa

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Difficult To Put On

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

      Yes very cute my hubby calls me little spoon and he's my big spoon so it was a perfect gift. My only complain is that it's difficult to put on. For the price I paid it should have a easier clip than tying. Also a bit overpriced.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly what we wanted

      By 

      from Bloomington, IL

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • High Quality
      • Holds Shape
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

        My wife and I love these bracelets! They are perfect. We were them every day.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, Yes
         
        5.0

        I love these bracelets

        By 

        from Tupelo, MS

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Put On
        • High Quality
        • Stylish
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Loses Shape Easily

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday
        • Formal Occasions
        • Night Out
        • Very versatile

        Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

        I wear my bracelet all the time. To work, to school, to sleep. All the time. It's a unique talking piece and almost no one else has this kind of jewelry. My boyfriend is currently in Basic Training and I will be giving him his bracelet at his graduation. Both of us can wear nearly identical pieces without being girly/manly. This holds a personal significance for us since we nicknamed each other the Big and Little Spoon in our relationship. The ONLY problem that I've had with it is that I have tiny wrists and often have extra room on the bracelet and the charm will kind of pull away from me just because of gravity. However, that's my tiny wrists, not the product itself. 10/10 would recommend

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By 

        from Longview, Tx

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Put On
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

          I love the bracelet, it was a perfect gift. My only wish is that it had some sort of clasp to attach it together instead of tying. Otherwise its perfect!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
           
          5.0

          I absolutely loved these!

          By 

          from Gladwewater, TX

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Put On
          • High Quality
          • Holds Shape
          • Looks Amazing
          • Stylish
          • Very Comfortable

          Cons

          • Charm Turns Upside Down

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Everyday
          • Night Out

          Comments about UncommonGoods Couples Engraved Wrap Bracelets Set of Two:

          I wear my bracelet everyday, to work and to go out. I absolutely love the quality and workmanship.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes

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