These are really elegant and I love the rose tone. I looked at the gold in a store and was able to hold them and feel the quality. The gold id absolutely beautiful but I just wanted rose. I wasn't disappointed! And I paid lees with Overstock as usual. The zip tied sample set in the box was beyond challenging to set free without marking the implements, so that could be improved. Also, the rubber bands left tarnish prints on the knives but they washed and buffed out. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving!
This set was purchased for everyday use. I love this pattern because it doesn't show water spots or finger smudges on the handles. The pattern is on both sides of each piece (not just the front side). This set almost matches my "better" tableware set which has a gold band on the neck of the handles, also by Reed & Barton, purchased 30 yrs ago.
Don't be scared off by the reviews that the dinner wear is "just dumped in a box". Each piece is individually wrapped, each group was banded together. The only "loose" items were the serving size spoons. This set is shiny and gorgeous. I'm glad I ordered it.
I bought these as an alternative to my sterling silver, which I may sell because I don't want to maintain it any more. My good dishes are white with a simple band around the outside rim, very similar to the plate in the photo. I considered buying a high-end stainless [like Michaelangelo] but wanted something spiffy and elegant, and a little unexpected. I purchased two sets of six [service for 12] and we were completely blown away when they arrived. The flatware is beautiful. Contemporary and fresh. It is perfect. Mission accomplished!
If you need further help or information please visit our Online Help Center