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Ricci
The Ricci Argentieri Company is built on the principles of making the highest quality flatware and giftware products on the market today. One hundred and sixty years ago the RICCI family artisans established their Guild House, Ricci Argentieri, in Alessandria, a small northern town near Milan, Italy. Since 1840, Ricci Argentieri (also known as Ricci Silversmiths) has been one of the most respected and renowned silversmiths in all of Europe. Ricci’s rich tradition of quality craftsmanship continues today in the USA. Distributed by Godinger International, Ricci is one of the most highly-acclaimed silversmiths in the world. Today, Ricci’s sterling factory is still located in Padova, Italy, while the plate and stainless factories are located throughout the Far East. Ricci is dedicated to producing its sterling silver, silverplate, goldplate and stainless collections with exceptional quality and beauty. For the past five generations, Ricci has been in the vanguard in the research and development of new designs. Ricci combines classic tradition and flawless contemporary styling to produce the most exquisitely designed flatware available. Each piece of sterling silver is handcrafted - filed, polished and buffed by hand- in Italy, just as the original Ricci artisans did it in 1840. The elegant silver and goldplate patterns, as well as the sophisticated and fine 18/10 stainless steel collections are also carefully handcrafted in multiple specialty factories. Ricci Sterling Silver, is composed of a heavily weighted.925 Sterling Silver. Ricci Silverplate is made using a minimum of 10 microns, whereas the usual industry standard is usually 1 microns or less. Ricci Goldplate is made using real 18 kt gold, at a minimum of .10 microns, whereas the usual industry standard is .02 microns and frequently, is only a gold colored wash. Ricci Stainless Steel is made using the highest quality 18/10 (18% chromium/10% nickel and 72% pure stainless steel). The composition of 18/10 creates a stainless that is both lustrous and heavyweight. The knives are forged, carbon steel, and in most case two-pieced hollow handle designed. The result is a collection that is unusually strong and undeniably beautiful.
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