Gold is a material and color that refers to the luxurious and elegant, being one of the most precious metals in the world. Now imagine having a touch of gold in one of your favorite flatware sets.
If you like gold, but you do not want gold flatware; we have an alternative for you: flatware with gold accents. It consists of traditional silver flatware with details in gold. Here we will show you our favorite set with gold accents.
Besides, we know that buying the perfect flatware set may seem a tough job. However, it does not have to be like that. Although it could take time to think about the best material and decide on what is the best design and color. We are here to help you with that.
In this article, we will cover two main topics, first the best flatware with gold accents and then, some tips that will help you to choose the perfect flatware set.
Best Flatware With Gold Accents
Celestino Flatware Set
Here on Artydome, we offer one flatware set called Celestino Flatware Set. It includes forks, knives, spoons, and teaspoons. You can get a set of 4 pieces, 24 pieces, or 48 pieces, depending on the number of people that you will have at your table.
These pieces are made of 18/8 Stainless steel, they are silver with a gold accent in the handle, which provides an elegant look. All the pieces are dishwasher safe, and we recommend you use a mild soap.
This set combines with different occasions since it is versatile, unique, and traditional but with a touch of glamour from the gold accent on the handle.
Tips To Buy The Perfect Flatware Set
You might imagine that choosing a flatware set is an easy task. Let’s say that if you want to get the perfect set for your house or restaurant, you need to take into account several things.
Every time that we spend money on something, especially in our home, we need to look for the best. The best will be that thing that goes according to your needs, style, and budget.
Below we will show you some tips that you need to follow to buy the best flatware set.
One of the things that determine the durability of a utensil is the material from which it is made. However, there are features that the material provides that go beyond durability. The material also determines how it looks and how it feels in the hand.
For instance, sterling silver, silver plate, and gold electroplate are excellent materials for flatware and other utensils. They are especially elegant and impressive, perfect for formal dining. These materials are intended to be used during special occasions.
On the other hand, stainless steel is perfect for everyday use. It is durable, dishwasher safe, and still provides a good look to the table.
If the chosen material is not of good quality, the utensil will not feel comfortable, and probably will feel too light and will tend to bend.
Our suggestion, if you like to have fancy meetings from time to time, is to get both sets and use them accordingly.
Once that you have chosen the material, the second most important thing is the design. The flatware can be curvaceous or straight, rounded or plain, or a combination of them.
Flatware with curved lines goes well with rounded dinnerware and glassware. On the other hand, straight flatware matches better with elements that include angular styles.
If you choose accent ornate flatware, like the one that we detailed at the beginning of the article, it goes better with simple and plain dinnerware and glassware. In this way, the center of attention will be the flatware, and the utensils will emphasize the rest of the table decoration.
Remember, the ornamentation of the flatware needs to be well made; you will not want it falling apart after the first use!
Now, talking about the shape of the flatware, the fork tines should be symmetrical, the spoon bowl deep enough, and the knife blade should have a good cutting edge.
If when you think in flatware all that comes to your mind is gray, let’s tell you that there is more. The sterling silver has a grayish-white color, which is ideal for formal occasions.
Another precious metal that is a good choice, is the gold electroplate, which provides a yellowish color that resembles pure gold.
For something more informal or casual, stainless steel is the right choice. This material has a deeper shade of gray, which works fine for everyday usage.
The texture of the flatware goes from smooth to coarse, to shiny or dull. The sterling silver is usually smooth and shiny. This indicates that it matches perfectly with porcelain and crystal. Stainless steel flatware looks better with opaque dinnerware since it is coarser.
Now, if you like matte flatware we recommend you combine it with wooden plates or placemats, or use it in outdoor spaces. The shiny flatware, the one that has a mirrored finish, looks great with materials like glass and lacquer.
On informal occasions, it is allowed to mix the flatware to create a more interesting decoration.
There are three different sizes of flatware.
The longest one is called Continental, which is mainly used in Europe. The utensils are thicker and feel heavy on hand. This creates a sense of better quality for the person that is holding the utensil.
There is also the Place size, also called American, and the most popular among the three. The utensils are smaller so in some way are easier to manipulate.
Finally, there is the Luncheon size. It is the shortest and is not commonly used nowadays.
We hope that the information above will help you for next time you make a flatware set purchase. Remember that there will always be the one that fits your needs, style, and budget!
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