I purchased the dinnerware for its versatility. It was like stoneware so I knew it was durable but I really liked the colors. I put chargers under it and they looked more formal. It is my everyday china but looks great for a small dinner party. Looks good, wears well, and it can go in the microwave AND dishwasher.. A great look, great price, and durable!
three of the various plates have flaws in them, whether it be a "raised bump" on the surface or the paint pattern is slightly smeared, nothing that I cannot live with. The plates are VERY heavy, but I really do love my choice and enjoy seeing them on my table.
Dinner set was delivered on time and in excellent packaging. All 4 pieces were as heavy as iron stone wear but had a lovely mat finish. Part of the design was tone on tone, very sophisticated. This did not show up on catalog cuts and was a lovely surprise. One thing to note- measure cupboard space before you purchase. I did was was glad that I am such a stickler for detail; the squared off dimensions are unforgiving and do tend to take up a bit more space than their round counterparts. Having said that, the look and feel of the place settings is well worth the extra space. Will likely purchase more than the initial service for 12 and am now on the hunt for serving dishes.