About our Silverware
Silver and Silverware – A Brief History
Humans have been using silver since ancient times. Silver is one of the seven “metals of antiquity”, which includes gold, copper, tin, lead, iron, mercury, and silver.
Silver has antibacterial properties, which makes it a popular choice for crafting utensils used for eating and drinking. Later on, it became a preferred material to create fine tableware, such as elegant teapots, trays, and silverware. As the desire for sophisticated dining experiences grew, meals became ceremonial events with multiple courses, all served on exquisite silverware. The possession of silverware became a status symbol, used to impress dinner guests. A unique silverware set on the table, complete with candelabras and centerpieces, was a clear sign of a high social standing.
As time passed, silverware became more common but still reserved for special occasions. On those special occasions, parents would bring out a velvet-lined box that housed their very best silverware sets.
Created for longevity to pass down from generation to generation, the best silverware brands offered silverware as an investment, which offered long-term beauty and lasting value.
At INOX Artisans, we aim to bring back this appreciation for lifetime value and the connection to the products we use every day, by shining a light on the artisan-makers and making more affordable products, for all to enjoy.
Today, the term silverware most often refers to flatware, serving pieces, and other tabletop items made from stainless steel. Many of the best silverware sets are crafted from stainless steel and sets include forks, knives, table spoons, and teaspoons.
The best silverware brands make flatware that is affordable, durable, and easy to care for. When you buy from INOX Artisans you get all that PLUS a unique silverware set crafted by hand, using age-old metalwork techniques.
Our Silverware Collections
Our artisan crafted silverware comes in many styles, with many designs that have universal appeal. Some of our best-selling unique silverware is finished with antique copper handles.
Copper, as a metal, is an excellent energy conductor. It brings positivity and good luck and is said to attract money, prosperity, and abundance. The color can stimulate optimism and general feelings of well-being.
The traditional wedding anniversary gift for 7 years is copper. With its connection to Venus and love, copper gifts seem appropriate!
Copper silverware makes for an excellent wedding gift, and our main designs come with serving pieces that complement each other, adding to their appeal as wedding, wedding anniversary, and housewarming gifts. For instance, our Ridge silverware has unique ridge-center handles in antique copper, and it has matching serveware. Gift shoppers can easily find a matching cake serving set or cheese knife set to enhance their copper-handled silverware sets.
For those who prefer table settings with a bit of panache, our unique silverware collections will not disappoint:
Twig – this flatware design features distinctive handles crafted in the shape of twigs. Diagonal cuts at the base give them a fresh clipped-off branch look. As unique as it is functional, the Twig silverware collection is sure to get the dinner conversation going.
Twisted Urban – Another choice for those looking for a pop of personality on the table, this unique silverware set features handles that look like ribbons, twisted at the top with a “boot” at the base. Gently hammered to enhance the beauty of the copper finish, this is truly an artisan silverware set with a one-of-a-kind appeal.
Celia – Every time you pick up one of these distinctive silverware pieces, the experience is unique. The round organic handles are faceted with flattened ends for a textured but comfortable feeling in the hand. Celia silverware is perfect for everyday or special day dining.
Urban Chiseled Copper -- For both a visual and tangible treat, this glowing copper-handled flatware has square handles with chiseled details, adding instant texture and depth to your tablescapes.
INOX Artisans offers a distinct collection of artisan-crafted silverware in both classic and contemporary styles. Every piece is hand-forged, with utensils buffed to a mirror-polished shine. As you browse our selection of copper, nascent steel, black, and gold flatware, we are confident that you will find unique silverware that sets us apart from even the best silverware brands in the market.