Published on June 8, 2019

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Welcome to The Deep Dive, a series in which we search high and low for the best of the best in any decor-related category, from affordable lighting to vintage rugs. Next up: silverware sets.

If you’re anything like most people, you picked up a set of the cheapest flatware you could find when decking out your first apartment and never thought about it again. You may have lost a spoon or two over the years, and even accrued a collection of misfits from various potlucks—but generally speaking, cutlery isn’t something that requires constant repurchasing. For one, it’s hardly the most exciting thing for which to shop. For another, unless you have a habit of sticking forks down the sink disposal, most flatware can last a pretty long time.

But there’s something to be said about the importance of decor rites of passage. It’s like graduating from your IKEA sofa or finally swapping out a cheap old bed frame for the upholstered one of your dreams: Eventually, you deserve to upgrade your silverware set to something more fitting of your current style.

Whether you’re finally ready to make that long-awaited improvement to your kitchen tools or you’re just building out your first-ever collection, we have you covered. Chic flatware exists at every style, and—perhaps more important—every price point. Keep reading to find the best silverware set for your budget.

Under $25

Expensive-looking flatware that proves you really can fake it till you make it.

Under $50

From the antique to the Technicolor, there’s a lot of variety at this price point.

Under $75

Opt for timeless silhouettes and classic colors to ensure the longevity of your silverware sets.

Under $100

This is cutlery that’s meant to be shown; elevate your dinner party tablescapes with these stylish finds.

Under $200

If you’re able to splurge, any one of these chic sets deserves a permanent spot in your kitchen drawers.

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