“Desire Black with Crystals” is a modern contemporary design, with a straight, round “stick” handle that stays the same size its entire length. What sets this pattern apart is the unique and high-style Black Mirror finish, a proprietary coating technique that permanently fuses the black coating to each piece, making the black mirror finish scratch-resistant and very durable. Plus, the large white Swarovski crystals permanently embedded at the end of each handle contrast fabulously with the jet black color of the flatware. Each handle is a heavy gauge round and every piece is dishwasher safe. The tines of each fork are narrow and straight, giving the forks a light appearance and both the place spoon and teaspoon have an unusual leaf-shaped bowl. The dinner knife has a solid handle. Each piece except the knife is hallmarked “Herdmar 18/10 Portugal” on the back of the handle; the knife is marked Herdmar on the blade.