Perhaps, many people are wondering how it feels to be dining in silver cutlery. Traditionally, royalty only dines in gold and silver coins dining sets. It could be simply because that gold and silver coins distinguishes the wealthy and the commoners in those times. Moreover, silver cutlery defines a certain social status in the society. Today, there are only a few of the original cutlery that are still used or preserved. However, with the advances in technology, there are particular manufacturing processes now that produce silver cutlery. The amazing thing about these processes is the time and the antiquity of the cutlery can even be specified.
This may sound unbelievable quite a few cutlery dating back from the renaissance period will come in the current market. In addition unbelievable is that these items actually look antique and aged. For those who are curious about getting a set or two of silver cutlery, here are a few advices:
Choose the Age. Just like the original antique pieces, the further these go back into time, the more expensive these antique pieces get; therefore for cutlery, the same theory is applied. Silver cutlery that dates back to the 18th or 19th century is way more expensive than the cutlery that dates back to the 20th century. Moreover, the design choices go lesser as the date moves further back. Therefore, when you have specific designs in mind, you will need to choose the age carefully.
Choose the Pattern. It's true that not all flatware patterns can be found in silver cutlery. In fact there are just very few of these patterns, such that if you'd like flatware patterns for your cutlery, you only have a limited set of choices.
Identify the quantity of Place Settings. The quantity of family members and guests would determine the number of place settings that you need for your silver cutlery. For those who prefer for the cutlery to be used by family members only, then the number is dependent on the family size. However, for some people who do a lot of entertaining, a few more places will not hurt at all.
Determine the Pieces in each Place Setting. Traditionally, cutlery is primarily composed of a knife, spoon, and fork. However, in fine dining, a couple or more of spoons, forks, and knives make up a cutlery set. Therefore, you have to decide on the pieces you want to be contained in the cutlery set. You should never forget that every piece counts and every count costs.
Choose Extra Pieces. In choosing silver cutlery set, you're not confined to the standard composition of the set, but you can choose certain pieces to be added such as ladles, serving spoons, and sauce ladles to name a few.