I absolutely love the look and feel of these plates, but they just lack the quality I desire for a long-lasting piece. The porcelain chips very easily and they are marked when using knives on them. They do not stain, however, unless it sets into any small scratch marks. Another complaint I have is that the plates I purchased in the store do not match the ones I ordered online!! I believe another reviewer pointed out the same issue and that the two plates were manufactured in different countries. Because of this, the mismatched dinner plates do not stack nicely.
I love the look of these and the weight. They are heavy and seem like they will hold up to our kids abuse. My only problem, as other reviewers have noticed too, is that I received them in two separate orders, one was plates made in China and one Indonesia. The ones from Indonesia were very different, much lighter dots, almost hard to see. I had already taken the stickers off and washed before I noticed so I guess I’ll keep them but that was a little annoying.
Great plate for the price! I bought these to replace some porcelain Crate and Barrel plates with a similar beading. They were a little clunkier, but did the trick. I think they are great. I imagine an entire matching set would be really pretty for everyday.
Even though I love the design, I would not recommend these salad plates because they chip very easily! Half of mine are chipped and I've only had them for about 6 months. None of the dinner plates have chipped so I don't think it is our mishandling of them.