Ginkgo has been designing quality since 1977. The Le Prix pattern was first created for Ginkgo in the late 70's in a small village in Southern France. This original design by Ginkgo has been copied and emulated by many manufacturers all over the world. However, Ginkgo remains the original manufacturer of this flatware. Be rest assured that you are buying the original. Made in China of 18/0 Stainless Steel. Dishwasher Safe. Ginkgo. Made for your life.