The very first Ricci Argentieri flatware was created in a small village north of Milan in the mid 19th century. More than 160 years later, Ricci silverware is one of the most sought after flatware lines in the world. Ricci flatware is designed with exacting attention to quality, weight, balance and detail. It completes your dining table setting with elegance. 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.