LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
USA Categories
Site Security
Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Dining & Entertaining > Flatware > Flatware Sets > B00176SY5O
  1. Ginkgo International Lafayette 65-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 12
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. Ginkgo International Lafayette 65-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 12

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (75 reviews)
    Price R3617.00

Product Options

This item may be available in a different size, colour, scent, version or platform. Click below to be directed to product options:

Product Description

  • Includes 12 5-piece place settings; 1 butter knife; 1 4-piece hostess set
  • Hostess set includes 1 slotted spoon, 1 solid spoon, 1 meat fork, 1 ladel
  • Party Set also available
  • Dishwasher Safe; will not tarnish or rust
  • Made of 18/0 Stainless Steel
Customers Who Purchased This Also Purchased

Ginkgo International Lafayette 4-Piece Stainless Steel Hostess Serving Set
Additional Information

Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life

Ginkgo: Our History

Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.

Ginkgo Collection

There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d�cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.

Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie

The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern

Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns

Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are:
      • Bergen
      • Linden
        • Bonnie
        • President
        • Sanibel
        • Simple
        • Skandia
        • Svelte
        • Varberg
        Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select

        Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel.

        Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern

        Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock.

        Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:
        • Burton
        • Fontur
        • Platinum
        • Patriot
        • Seadrift
        • Starlight
        • Woodruff
        Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:

        Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher.

        There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches.

        Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?

        In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold.

        Similar Products

        Ginkgo International Hammered Finish Kitchen Tool, Stainless Steel Soup/Punch Ladle, 11-inch, 1-CountGinkgo International Hammered Finish Kitchen Tool, 2-Piece Stainless Steel Salad Server Set, 10-1/2-inchGinkgo International Hammered Finish Kitchen Tool, Stainless Steel Serving Spoon, 12-1/2-inch, 1-CountTotally Bamboo Large Expandable Cutlery Tray & Drawer Organizer, 8 Compartments, 2 with Adjustable Dimensions, Beautiful and Durable BambooRogar 1310 36

        Ginkgo International
        65 Piece
        Manufacturer Warranty Against Defects
        Most Helpful Customer Reviews

        I waited to review this until we had used them over a period of two months. You can't beat the price for this set. Out of the box, they were all perfect, mirrored high-shine finish and heavy. They do not feel cheap at all! The pieces are the perfect weight. Feel substantial but not too heavy that my children can't use the small fork and spoon. They stack nicely in the drawer so I still feel like I have room for another service for four (or more). A couple of the pieces have a couple of stains on them which is why I gave it four stars, but it's not that noticeable. After two months of solid use, they still look shiny and bright without any dulling to the mirror finish. Despite a couple small stains, I still intend to buy more of this flatware. I shopped everywhere for attractive hammered flatware and found that they only ones I liked better were priced per place setting. A service of 12 would have cost me $500 or more. This is by far the best looking boxed set of hammered flatware and... Read more
        Great quality for the price--was hesitant buying 18.0 stainless--however, have been pleasantly surprised. This silverware is beautiful and I could not find any flaws on any piece. It is thicker and heavier and just has a good weight overall. I don't like a pointy spoon, so the rounded spoons are just perfect. The silverware has held up very, very well in the dishwasher--no "spots" that can sometimes appear on less expensive silverware. I looked and looked before I bought this set that was medium priced with a good quality. I am entirely satisfied with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone. The only "sad" part for me is that I could not afford to buy American made.
        This flatware is elegant and practical. It has a very nice feel in the hand and looks beautiful on the table. I highly recommend it.

        The service arrived within 10 days of my purchasing it through Amazon and was extremely well packed for safe arrival. All pieces were protected in plastic sleeves, so patience was needed in the unpacking process, but congratulations to the manufacturer for taking such care when shipping their product!
        Please Note

        The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

        Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

        Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

        Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.