A week before a formal dinner I had the realization that I no longer had many matching silverware place settings! I quickly checked Overstock to find enough pieces for 8 place settings that looked expensive and were extremely good quality. They arrived packaged perfectly and I couldn't stop smiling as I unwrapped them. I even heard one of our guests remark to another how beautiful the silverware was. Thank you again for helping me look good.
The flatware is really lovely, however the dinner forks are huge. They are more the size of serving forks. While the pattern with the gold trim is simple yet elegant, the base of the pieces is very wide. It's difficult to judge the size of the flatware from the pictures. I would recommend the silverware, with a caution to the dimensions.
I bought this to go with some new china I acquired. This looked very nice in the photo, but was not so nice in person. The box is very nice, lined with dark blue velvet. The silverware is thin stamped stainless with gold-colored trim. Not nicely polished or solid feeling. Maybe if I can find a nicer set of flatware, I'll put it in the box and give away the junky silverware. Not worth the money.
I researched, researched and finally fell in love with this flatware set. I just recently inherited a beautiful china cabinet with 70 year old china. However, my brother inherited the flatware. I needed something that was not costly, but looked great and had a chest. The silverware was beautiful and the chest LOOKED good but when I placed the heavy knifes in their slots the whole top panel of the chest ripped apart. The felt was glued to a cardboard backing, so I tried to fix it myself and failed. So know I am stuck (on the same day I received it) with beautiful flatware set in a chest that I am ashamed to display!!!
I bought three (3) sets and consider the purchase an excellent value!! The only negative comment relates to the storage chest. The slots provided for the knives are a bit too big, which results in the knives being loose in the chest. Since the knives are stored in the chest lid, the knives have a tendency to wobble in the nesting slots. Not a big problem, but worth mentioning.