Gorham flatware is not what you buy when you’re setting up your first apartment – unless, perhaps, you’re a Hilton. Gorham makes extremely nice, classic flatware that you use for a lifetime. It’s not the cheap stuff you buy at Target and proceed to bend, drop in the garbage disposal, or otherwise ruin within the first few years of owning it. It’s what you ask for at your wedding…or what you buy for dinner parties in your nice house in the quiet republican neighborhood 🙂
Anyway, my personal favorite is probably the Elemental Copper, given that it’s classic with just a hint of the unusual (the color). It’s dishwasher safe, and it will set you back about $100/place setting – though Gorham has settings as low as ~$50 each, on up into the hundreds or even thousands.