Sure, they serve a utilitarian purpose, mainly consuming food or mixing things, but spoons are also used to show off wealth and position for people like Sultans, some High Priests and an occasional music mogul.
These ‘Sharbât’ spoons from Ottoman Turkey were created specifically to eat icy sherbert and nothing else.
You can see all sorts of expensive stones, bones and woods used in opulent ways, showing their importance in both ceremonies and eating food.
Caviar spoons are usually carved from a non-metallic material like glass, bone, natural horn or mother-of-pearl supposedly as to avoid corrosion of the metal from the caviar eggs. Cuz you know...caviar.
In case you didn't know much about this utensil past the slurping soup part, spoons are used for coronations and serving consecrated wine, drugs and to give good luck to newborns. The fancier the better.