I've never had a nice set of silverware. Now that the kids are grown up and out of the house I decided to splurge. I have many family gatherings and I am proud to set the table with these. I love the smoothness of them on my tongue, the weight in my hand, and the sleek design. I am very happy with my purchase. So happy, that I ordered this smaller set, in case some of the pieces from my first set mysteriously disappear. The last set of silverware I will ever have to buy - worth every penny - very happy I splurged.