I purchased a 4 place setting of these in Navy which included the serving pieces back in 1981. They are as good as new after daily use. That set is now on our boat. About 8 years ago I purchased a 4 place setting in green for our house which sadly did not come with the serving pieces. I have missed the serving pieces so much during the few months we live on land that I finally ordered these. They seem to be of the same quality. I expect them to last for many years as well. They look nice and feel very good in your hand. Note: I have always preferred this type of silverware because small children and arthritis sufferers can use them more easily and securely than pretty silverware which usually has a thin stem.
What a perfect product! I wanted something classy, but beachy. Something well made which reflected happiness. I know that sounds strange, but this serving set, and matching silverware really shine. The pictures are nice, but it's even more beautiful in person!