Although the pattern is pretty, hence the 2 stars, nowhere in the description does it say that they are made in Vietnam. I ordered them thinking that they were made in Germany. If Villeroy & Boch was still family owned, these pieces would have never been made in Asia. Why do companies do that? This is not necessarily an inexpensive set, but I would be willing to pay more, and know that the flatware was fabricated in Europe. In addition the "Vietnam" isn't even inscribed in the back of the handle, but instead it is on the back of the spoon "bowl" and the bottom of the fork's tines. Extremely disappointed. They were returned.