Silver table-wear looks elegant for dinner parties and is a vital accessory when setting up your first proper "grown-up" home. This article takes a look at where to buy solid and silver-plated napkin rings to help you entertain in style.
John Lewis (Johnlewis.com) Department store John Lewis has a great range of tableware, including cotton napkins and napkin rings in sterling silver. The high street favourite stocks a number of faux silver napkin rings, which will add an air of class to your dinner table, without breaking the bank. Hot picks include the John Lewis spiral curl napkin ring, which is currently on sale, reduced from £3.00 to just £2.10. Napkin rings John Lewis also has some beautiful designer heart-shaped napkin rings. The Culinary Concepts Amore heart napkin rings are made from stainless steel, but would make an elegant and expensive looking addition to any dinner table. Priced at £27.50 for a set of four, these are great investments for your home and would make a fantastic wedding present. Also, popular at John Lewis are the delightful Vera Wang for Wedgewood Love Knots napkin rings. These designer beauties are silver-plated with a silver bow and are an absolute bargain at just £32.00 for a set of four. For a really indulgent celebration, you could splash out on the the Vera Wang for Wedgewood Love Knots champagne glasses to match. These are also available from John Lewis online or in store and cost £47.50
Adding a personal touch to your table
The old school option
If you're going for an elegant vintage look, then it's worth looking out for antique silver napkin rings. These can often be picked up for very little money at car boot sales and fairs. Alternatively, you can go to eBay.co.uk to see the range of antique silver tableware available second-hand at the online auction site. Perfectly engraved online store (Perfectlyengraved.co.uk) If you're looking for a personal wedding gift, engraved silver serviette rings make an excellent present for newly-weds. Perfectlyengraved.co.uk has some exquisite silver napkin holders. Favourites include the elegant concave design and the plain sterling silver napkin rings. Engraved napkin rings cost from £60.95 for a set of two in plain silver from Perfectly Engraved. A set of six plain sterling silver napkin rings is priced at £360.95, saving you over £72.00 on the high street retail price. *Prices are correct as of 25.06.11