I love to look in Ross for just about everything, and one day I noticed this wonderful 45 piece Gold Plated Flatware Set. It has 8 place settings, as well as a 5 piece Hostess Set. The Hostess Set has a large serving spoon, large serving fork, one large slotted spoon, a fancy sugar spoon, and a butter knife.
The finish is 24kt gold plating, and gives a very elegant look to a table setting, particularly on special occasions. I plan to use this flatware for company. The flatware itself is 18/10 Stainless Steel. It can be washed in the dishwasher, but carries a warning that over time it will tarnish. The best approach is to wash it by hand with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and mild detergent. There is also a warning about not using any detergent with lemon added, as it can cause corrosion on the stainless steel. And the final warning is that it should not be soaked in water for long periods of time. It should be dried with a clean soft towel.
Much to my surprise, there is a Limited 30 Year Warranty, from the date of purchase. If any piece is defective under normal use, it will be repaired or replaced. (Unfortunately, this requires a dated proof of purchase, which I inadvertently threw out.) Oh well...
I'm sure I will enjoy this flatware, and that it will add a classiness to company meals.