1. This classic, tailored pattern plays well with both casual and formal china. Sinclair by Ralph Lauren, available at Fortunoff, White Plains, (914) 287-8700, $70 per place setting.
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2. The timeworn, hammered texture of these handles has a Gustav Stickley aesthetic. Antique Hammered Flatware, by Pottery Barn, White Plains, (914) 328-2434, $60 per place setting.
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3. Dishwasher-safe, acrylic handles in your choice of seven colors are wrapped with pewter trim. The utensils’ ends are stainless steel. Ariana by Vietri, available at Table d’Hote, Armonk, (914) 273-4049, $68 per place setting.
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4. A lovely bow adds a romantic touch to this otherwise simple pattern. Love Knots by Vera Wang, available at Bloomingdale’s, White Plains, (914) 684-6300; Fortunoff, White Plains, (914) 287-8700; and Bed, Bath & Beyond (multiple locations), $70 per place setting.
5. Elongated proportions and a playful swirl on the handle give this set a contemporary flavor. Atlantis by Mary Jurek, available at Hoaglands, Greenwich, CT, (203) 869-2127, $70 per place setting.
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6. Bamboo handles are the perfect complement to a Zen table setting. Bamboo by Mariposa, available at Hoaglands, Greenwich, CT, (203) 869-2127, $150 per place setting.