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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B0040JG9AM --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Crestware
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The hollow handle flatware line brings distinction and elegance to any breakfast, lunch or dinner table. This unique design comple...s with a complete set of serving wear. read more

KINDWER
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This large pair of Cockle Shell servers are guaranteed to make your entertaining an elegant and fun event. Hand crafted with alumi...num Cockle Shell handles and large polished serving sides.  Polished to a high shine, the set includes one spoon and one fork each measuring 14x3x1".  These servers offer long-lasting beauty without the 'handle with care' cautions and constant polishing demanded by silver products. Measures 14x3x1". read more

iittala
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Pure harmony. This ideal is refected in iittala's TP188801tools Piano 2 Piece Salad Set. Fitting naturally into the diners grip, ...the appealing curves of this contemporary cutlery service make it as attractive to hold as it is to behold. Salad set includes two serving spoones. Made of high quality stainless steel with wood handles. Dishwasher safe. Only from ittala. read more

Ginkgo
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Ginkgo has been designing quality since 1977. A perfect example of this is our Ginkgo Simple four-piece Stainless Steel Hostess Se...rving Set. Sleek and substantial, the Simple flatware collection from Ginkgo has a slender appearance that belies the deep, elliptical cross-section of the handle - a feature that gives each piece its comfortable heft. This four-piece hostess set includes a serving spoon, pierced spoon, cold meat fork and sauce ladle. Made in Korea of 18/0 Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. Ginkgo. Made for your life. read more

Fit and Fresh

Two platters that will give you endless possibilities! With both the 24 oz. and 56 oz. platters, the Chilled Serving Platters Set ...will be your best weapon against warm, "it?s been out too long" food! Each platter is filled with our non-toxic freezer... read more

Weddingstar
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The beautiful detail of Swarovski Crystals and two-tone silver create an elegant keepsake that can be used for years to come. Set ...has Floral Pattern, 12 Swarovski Crystals, 2 tones brushed silver finish read more

Ginkgo
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Ginkgo has been designing quality since 1977. A perfect example of this is our Ginkgo Celtic four-piece Stainless Steel Hostess Se...rving Set. This pattern has a hammered finish, giving it just the right look and feel. This pattern is a reproduction of the classic handmade sterling silverware pattern, updated here for everyday use. This four-piece hostess set includes a serving spoon, pierced spoon, cold meat fork and sauce ladle. Made in Korea of 18/0 Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. Ginkgo. Made for your life. read more

Ginkgo
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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B0040JG9A2 --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Ginkgo
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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B000VIHOL4 --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Lenox
$36.75
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Combine a sugar spoon, butter knife, and two tablespoons, and you have the ingredients of a versatile serving set. Think of it as ...your recipe for an elegant table setting or buffet spread. read more

Lenox
$63.75
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As your guests serve themselves with this Marchesa Imperial Caviar stainless set by Lenox, they will feel the handles' hammered fi...nish. The set also will add an intriguing visual element to your table. read more

Yamazaki
$40.99
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A classically inspired banded pattern of scrolled leaves accents this highly polished and attractive pattern, Crestwood as also de...signed to complement the extremely popular Noritake white porcelain dinnerware pattern of the same name. Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Yamazaki
$25.21
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A graceful draped and sculptural form that pairs nicely with many contemporary dinnerware patterns and table settings Yamazaki's f...latware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Silver Secrets
$54.12
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Discover the Fineline difference: Discover how easy it is to create a celebration that is a sensation. Discover the joys of settin...g the table of your dreams with dishes that fulfill your desires for beauty as well as quality. Derive the satisfaction of knowing that while every dish is disposable our commitment to you is everlasting. Impress your guests while we serve you with the excellence you deserve. Each individual collection of full-sized and miniature dishes, drinkware, barware, tableware and servingware fills a specific niche in food presentation and provides every possibility for aesthetic celebration. Spark your imagination with Fineline options that range from crystal clear classics to custom and coordinating colors; satisfy your inclinations with lines that extend from subtle elegance to sophisticated style; and surround yourself in the Fineline setting of your choice from high-class character to high-gloss glamour. Savi Serve range includes plates, bowls, cutlery and tumblers. While plates, bowls and cutlery come in clear hard heavy weight plastic, the tumblers come in multiple neon colors. Savi Serve products are stackable for easy storage and transport read more

Dansk
$18.67
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Serve up delicious food and superb design with this Erol serving set. The set is dishwasher-safe, making it perfect for entertaini...ng. read more

Yamazaki
$61.76
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A sculpturally forged handle with an elegant 90 degree twist makes this unique design pattern the perfect complement for a contemp...orary table setting. Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Wedgwood
$85.00
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Designed to coordinate with the vera wang with love fine china, with love flatware collection, communicates its quality and sophis...tication with a significant weight and dimension. Detailed and balanced this flatware is perfect for both a traditional or modern setting. High quality 18/10 stainless steel flatware. 3-piece serving set includes cake server, gravy ladle, pierced tablespoon. read more

solex
$49.29
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Gracefully shaped and always in style. Karina serving pieces are simple and elegant- the perfect complement to any table setting. ...Great for family dining or entertaining. Set includes 1 large serving fork 13.78x3.15x2.36 and 1 large serving spoon 13.78x3.15x2.36. read more

Fineline Settings
$129.99 $70.99
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Fineline Settings, Inc Silver Secrets Serving Tongs (Pack of 40) Features: -Made from premium quality extra heavy duty recyclable ...plastic.-Beautiful Silver with the convenience of being disposable.-Upscale design with disposable or reusable... read more

Ginkgo
$120.00 $59.99
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The sweeping beauty of the Ginkgo Leaf serving set brings a distinct form of elegance to your serving style. a clean, charming pat...tern that captures the essence of one of Earth's oldest plants, the Ginkgo tree 18/10 stainless steel ideal for serving sides and sauces at formal or casual dinners 4-piece hostess set includes: serving spoon pierced serving spoon cold meat fork ladle Stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Yamazaki
$40.33
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A visually pleasing contrast of satin hammered and brightly polished surfaces, Belhaven's symmetrically inspired design is a strik...ing accent to many contemporary table settings. Open stock teaspoon Produced in carefree 18/8 stainless Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Weddingstar
$46.76
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The beautiful detail of Swarovski Crystals and two-tone gold create an elegant keepsake that can be used for years to come. Set ha...s Floral Patter, 12 Swarovski Crystals, 2 tones brushed gold finish read more

Wedgwood
$70.00
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Inspired by the subtle romantic touches that renowned New York designer Vera Wang uses to trim her world-famous bridal gowns, the ...Grosgrain Collection of flatware features beading and reeding reflecting designs from the namesake dinnerware pattern. Made from stainless steel and characterized by a large, weighty feel to each piece, this 3-Piece Serving Set includes a Cake / Pie Server, Gravy Ladle and Pierced Serving Spoon; bringing a touch of sophistication to any dining table. read more

Fineline Settings
$58.95 $35.95
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Fineline Settings, Inc Silver Secrets Serving Fork (Pack of 60) Features: -Made from premium quality extra heavy duty recyclable p...lastic.-Beautiful Silver with the convenience of being disposable.-Upscale design with disposable or reusable... read more

Lenox
$48.73
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Versatile in both use and design, this classically styled serving set can be used with virtually any china pattern. That means you... can give the set as a gift without worrying whether it will coordinate with the recipient's dinnerware. read more

Lenox
$42.49
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Three serving pieces you'll always want to have on hand. This elegant serving set is a must for anyone who entertains. Designed to... complement Pearl Platinum dinnerware, the set also can be used with most Lenox china and crystal patterns. read more

Yamazaki
$63.00
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A delightful beaded edge combined with an old world silhouette, Grandin's traditional and yet simple styling will complement fine ...china and casual dinnerware with ease. Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Yamazaki
$11.23
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A graceful draped and sculptural form with contrasting satin finished handles and brightly polished tines, blade and bowls that pa...irs nicely with many contemporary dinnerware patterns and table settings Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Silver Secrets
$26.27
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Discover the Fineline difference: Discover how easy it is to create a celebration that is a sensation. Discover the joys of settin...g the table of your dreams with dishes that fulfill your desires for beauty as well as quality. Derive the satisfaction of knowing that while every dish is disposable our commitment to you is everlasting. Impress your guests while we serve you with the excellence you deserve. Each individual collection of full-sized and miniature dishes, drinkware, barware, tableware and servingware fills a specific niche in food presentation and provides every possibility for aesthetic celebration. Spark your imagination with Fineline options that range from crystal clear classics to custom and coordinating colors; satisfy your inclinations with lines that extend from subtle elegance to sophisticated style; and surround yourself in the Fineline setting of your choice from high-class character to high-gloss glamour. Savi Serve range includes plates, bowls, cutlery and tumblers. While plates, bowls and cutlery come in clear hard heavy weight plastic, the tumblers come in multiple neon colors. Savi Serve products are stackable for easy storage and transport read more

Godinger
$39.49 $31.00
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Godinger Silver Art Co Dublin 2 Piece Serving Set Ruby red crystal handled 2 piece serving set. Features: -Color: Red.-Stainless s...ervers.-Dishwasher safe.-Cut in the classic dublin diamond / leaf cut.-Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 10.8... read more

New Star Foodservice
$16.04
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Basic flatware is a must for any kitchen, whether in a restaurant or at home. Try our simple, yet elegant stainless steel table sp...oons today. read more

Yamazaki
$46.89
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A delightful golden beaded edge combined with an old world silhouette, Grandin's traditional and yet simple styling combined with ...its pleasing gold accents will complement fine china and more casual dinnerware with ease Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

Reed & Barton
$49.37
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The Reed & Barton 1800 serving set is made of high quality 18/10 stainless steel and contains three popular serving pieces

International Silver
$25.69
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This 18/0 stainless steel has graceful styling, perfect for any occasion. Hostess Set includes: sugar spoon, butter knife, tablesp...oon, pierced tablespoon and cold meat fork. Dishwasher safe. read more

Lenox
$38.24
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Serve up exquisite Lenox artistry and craftsmanship with this classic stainless serving set. Its understated design makes it the p...erfect addition to virtually any china pattern. read more

Yamazaki
$40.75
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Yamazaki's flatware is functional artistry at its best, our polished collection of unique full-featured patterns has been designed... to distinctly complement both your everyday as well as more formal needs. read more

KINDWER
$36.31
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This large pair of Black Twist Steel servers are guaranteed to make your entertaining an elegant and fun event. Hand crafted with ...matching Black Twist Steel on the handles and large polished aluminum serving sides. Polished to a high shine, the set includes one spoon and one fork each measuring 13x3x1". These servers offer long-lasting beauty without the 'handle with care' cautions and constant polishing demanded by silver products. Measures 13x3x1". read more

Wedgwood
$48.80
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Designed to coordinate with the classic wedgwood oberon fine china, the new oberon flatware collection features a modern shape wit...h a scooped out tip for added contrast and comfort. 4-piece set includes tablespoon, butter knife, sugar spoon, cold meat fork. read more

Lenox
$43.34
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This Bellina serving set includes all the basics a serving fork, serving spoon and butter knife. Best of all, it's dishwasher-safe..., so entertaining is easy. Use with Bellina dinnerware or a host of other flatware patterns. Length of fork: 8 1/2", knife: 7 1/4, spoon: 8 1/2-Inch. read more

Lenox
$39.09
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This stunning set will prove invaluable for any meal, any occasion. Use the sugar spoon to serve condiments, the tablespoon for si...de dishes, the pierced tablespoon for fruit salad and the ladle for stews. Its beauty lies not only in its design but in its versatility. read more

KINDWER
$49.99
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This large pair of Square Column aluminum servers are guaranteed to make your entertaining an elegant and fun event. Hand crafted ...with matching Square Columns on the handles and large polished serving sides. Polished to a high shine, the set includes one spoon and one fork each measuring 16x3x1". These servers offer long-lasting beauty without the 'handle with care' cautions and constant polishing demanded by silver products. Measures 16x3x1". read more

Lunt
$36.56
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The European feel of Lunt continental 18/10 stainless flatware offers unique design and high quality workmanship at affordable pri...cing. The Williamstown design has an updated traditional look that is both unique and appealing. It is contructed of heavy guage stainles steel with Eurpoean style hallmarks. read more

IMAX
$172.22
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The Lindi Collection by IMAX features striking tarnish-free aluminum accents. Chic and full of possibilities, they are food safe a...nd water-tight. The set of trays includes three, you could group a collection of candles in one to create a unique centerpiece, set one inside your door as a stylish spot to stash the days mail, and use another to serve your guests icy martinis. We included one for every need. Small tray measures 1-1/2 by 12-1/4 by 7-1/2-Inch, medium measures 1-1/2 by 15-3/4 by 12-Inch and the large measures 2 by 15-3/4 by 16-1/4. read more

KINDWER
$16.45
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This large pair of hammered aluminum servers has been polished to a high shine. The set includes 1 spoon and 1 fork each measuring... 11x3x1". These servers offer long-lasting beauty without the 'handle with care' cautions and constant polishing demanded by silver products. Simply wash your Serve ware with mild soap and rinse with hot water, towel dry. It is food safe and can go in your oven up to 250 degrees. read more

JCP
$19.53
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For every day and the most special days, this 6pcs tea time place setting set is simple and elegant.quality products are designed ...to meet the high demands of the commercial food service business. Every product is independently tested and selected to ensure the performance you expect for an everyday low price. read more

JCP
Ginkgo
$25.95
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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B003AIKTZ0 --> <!-- Created by: Julia Bolton --> <!-- Email: julia@beonlinesales.com --> ...<!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life</h4> <h5>Ginkgo: Our History</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/LAFAYETTE300sml.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection </h5> <p>There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.</p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie </h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_corrie-45pc.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/Lafayette-Host.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns </h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/gingko_norse-mirror.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are: </h5> <ul></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bergen</li></ul> <ul><li>Linden</li></ul> <ul></ul> <ul><li>Bonnie</li></ul> <ul><li>President</li></ul> <ul><li>Sanibel</li></ul> <ul><li>Simple</li></ul> <ul><li>Skandia</li></ul> <ul><li>Svelte</li></ul> <ul><li>Varberg</li></ul> <h5>Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select</h5> <p>Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel. </p> <h5>Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern</h5> <p>Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. </p> <h5>Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:</h5> <ul><li>Burton</li></ul> <ul><li>Fontur</li></ul> <ul><li>Platinum</li></ul> <ul><li>Patriot</li></ul> <ul><li>Seadrift</li></ul> <ul><li>Starlight</li></ul> <ul><li>Woodruff</li></ul> <h5>Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:</h5> <p>Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher. </p> <p>There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches. </p> <h5>Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?</h5> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000ND1S82/ginkgo-logo.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div><p>In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold. </p> </div> read more

Lenox
$26.30
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Bright and festive, these Lenox Holiday Jewel stainless steel serving pieces are perfect for your holiday table. The set includes ...a cold meat fork, pierced tablespoon and tablespoon. Decorative and beautifully functional, these serving pieces are the finishing touch for your holiday buffet. Crafted of stainless steel with enameled handles. Dishwasher-safe. Length of cold meat fork: 11 3/4". read more

Insideretail
$109.24
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This quality grade stainless steel mess tray, offers 6-compartment food slots. It is a multi-purpose food tray, ideal for camping.... Dishwasher safe. Size 33cm x 33cm x 3cm, Weight 545g. Set of 8 trays. read more

Reed & Barton
$41.83
at Amazon

The Reed & Barton Silver Echo hostess set is made of high quality stainless steel and contains four popular serving items

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