These Flatware Sets Are So Pretty You Almost Don't Want to Eat With Them

Gone are the days of basic flatware — the era of cutting-edge cutlery is here. Whether for everyday use or for a special occasion, modern day homemakers know there's no point in owning boring silverware. That's why we've rounded up 15 of the swankiest flatware sets that are guaranteed to take your tablescape to the next level. These stylish place settings look so sharp, they're almost too pretty to dig in with! (Almost.)

The key to the perfect dinner party? Conversation-starting cutlery, of course. This unique grid pattern design is sure to pique guests' curiosity — and show off your playful personality, too.

stainless steel flatware set
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This Scandinavian-inspired set of silverware is a sight for sore eyes. Minimally-designed and made of durable stainless steel, these utensils are the perfect example of beauty meets function.

rose gold flatware set
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Featuring a delicate rose gold hue, this flatware set seamlessly blends traditional design with a modern finish. It's understated elegance at its finest — perfect for a springtime soiree.

black handle flatware set
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Made from high-quality stainless steel with bold black handles, this two-tone modern design is perfect for everyday use. Plus, the circular spoons are the ideal shape for scooping up your morning yogurt or late-night ice cream indulgence.

Make a statement with this simplistic, sculptural set by David Mellor Design. Ideal for the modern minimalist, this satin-finish stainless steel flatware is hand-crafted in Sheffield, England and is truly one-of-a-kind.

Anthropologie Hettie Flatware
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A trio of metals make this set especially eye-catching. The rose gold-finish utensils feature sleek brass handles with aluminum detailing for an intriguing effect.

iridescent flatware set
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Contemporary design meets sophisticated elegance with this funky, iridescent set. The striking sleek design and prismatic hue will add a hint of drama to your next dinner party.

wood handle flatware set
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Add some rustic charm with this stainless steel design, featuring a plastic handle made to mimic the look of wood. It provides just the right amount of country aesthetic — all while maintaining an air of modern simplicity.

brushed gold flatware set
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Look no further than this brushed gold style if you want to take your tablescape to new heights. Its sharp design is the epitome of class; yet, its simplicity guarantees it'll be a staple in your home for years to come.

rose gold flatware set
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Simple and chic — yet utterly eye-catching thanks to its bold rose gold finish — this set will be a crowd-pleaser during dinner parties, and will spice up your everyday dining experience, too. What's not to love?

black flatware set
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Smooth curves contrast with sharp edges in this stand-out flatware design. Handcrafted from durable stainless steel, this wow-worthy matte-black style makes any table setting look très chic.

stainless steel flatware set
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You can't go wrong with a classic. Just like mom and dad's silverware with a modern twist, this set features a traditional teardrop shape in a mirror finish. Depending on the occasion, you can dress it up or dress it down — anything goes!

matte gold flatware set
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Made from stainless steel with gold titanium plating, this luxe set is picture perfect. Featuring minimal lines and a dreamy matte gold finish, these utensils instantly transform every meal into a glamorous fete.

Proof that opposites do attract, this gorgeous flatware set is the ideal choice for an industrially designed space. The combination of a traditional shape mixed with hammered and mirror finishes, will add an irresistible visual and textural element to your dining table.

Sharp and sophisticated, this flatware's mirror copper finish will make your dining room table look perfectly polished. The thin, rounded handles keep the design looking dainty, despite its luxurious finish.

Maryn Liles

Maryn Liles

Maryn Liles, a former NYC magazine editor now living in sweet home Alabama, is obsessed with all things home decor. She believes people's spaces should reflect their personalities — which is why you can find lots of hand-painted furniture, sentimental wall art and playful decor accents around her place.