Choose a dish to suit your private look and suit your dinnerware. If you are unsure of what trend to choose then look at the trend in which one has decorated your home. You most likely can blend it into the entire design, to include color and look to finish the entire look of the table.
Some dish sets have a traditional look, while others accentuate a more contemporary design. As with dinnerware like sea shell stainless steel flatware by Ian ilson designs you could desire to have two sets.
This can be a great compliment to your finest of china. You may also desire to consider the weight of your silverware and lack thereof. Some must be so thin as to bend, a much reasonable version of most silverware.
I have always loved the more bulky feel of the heavily weighted ware. The more expensive plate is my favorite of the two. It has a superb grip on it! And just looks and feels a lot cleaner.
No plastic handled silverware, I do not care what the price! It is so awful and ugly. The type of metal a dish set holds must also affect the maintenance requirements.
Stainless steel is more for typical use. And the other, silver, takes much more maintenance, as it has to be shined constantly to keep up its luster. It tends to be better paired with fine dining ware. So that said it is the more expensive of the two types of metal. I love the appearance and hold of a silver dish piece.