These are quite beautiful. They are super shiny, heavy & the gold beaded accents along the edges are striking. I really like them for every day use. I think everyone should use the best silverware, every day, not just for "special occasions." They are hand wash only, so if you're a dishwasher person, these probably aren't for you. I wish the spoons were a little larger, but I guess they wanted to keep the dainty elegant look. They are classic yet modern with the shine & substantial weight.