China dinnerware is making a comeback. Although most people love informal dining get-togethers, we seem to have rediscovered the joy of the formal dining event. Everyone from newlyweds to singles to married couples seem to be in the market for china dinnerware designs that are beautiful yet affordable.
However, finding good quality china dinnerware can be a challenge. Typically, few local stores will even carry fine china. The ones that do have a very limited selection of china dinnerware designs to look at, and place high markups on their stock items.
Fortunately, by shopping online for china dinnerware, you can get around those frustrations. Online stores let you easily browse through dozens of designs until you find just what you're looking for. And the china dinnerware prices can't be touched by local traditional stores. Just pull up a chair and browse search through vivid pictures of the best china made today.
To make the most of your online china dinnerware purchase, you'll want to be sure to buy from a reputable company. Here are some factors to consider:
Selection. Does the company offer a wide selection of beautiful and affordable china dinnerware designs to choose from?
Quality. How is the china dinnerware crafted? What have prior customers said about it?
Return policy. Does the company let you return your china dinnerware purchase if it doesn't meet your needs?
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best china dinnerware stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find the beautiful china dinnerware that you're looking for!
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The Lenox website gives off that rich, elegant feel as soon as it appears. The images of the china dinnerware designs they offer are vivid for you to see, making this site very appealing from the start. Another interesting fact we noticed is that Lenox is an original American company, and they've been producing their products in America for over 120 years. Lenox is a market leader in fine china dinnerware and collectibles.
Lenox offers casual dinnerware for everyday use, or elegant china dinnerware banded with platinum and gold. Lenox has a wide range of china dinnerware designs for you to choose from. Overall, the dinnerware ranges from $40.00 to $200.00 per place setting.
We found that Lenox has received numerous rave reviews from their customers. People cannot say enough about how they love the china dinnerware they've bought, and how elegant it is. We found very few unhappy customers compared to that of other brands.
The Lenox return policy is very generous. If you're not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, they provide a 100% money back guarantee, or will replace it if you like. Returns and exchanges must occur within 30 days of receipt. If an item is later broken, Lenox will replace it for half the price, assuming the product is still available for sale.
Overall, Lenox impressed us with their extensive line of fine china dinnerware, wonderful website, numerous happy customers, and customer-friendly return policy. You can't go wrong with quality made Lenox china that is sure to look elegant at your dinner table as well as impress any guest. They earn our highest rating.
Mikasa started out in 1948 and was based out of California. They offer the largest selection of dinnerware - at any one time Mikasa can have up to 500 patterns available.
The site is very user friendly with pictures of china dinnerware that make it look like Mikasa is a fit for your dinner table. Mikasa also offers a wide variety of kitchen accessories that are sure to fit any personality. The prices range from $3.00 for a mug to $1,150 for a 12 piece china dishware set. These prices will fit anyone's budget.
The website offers a wide selection of china dinnerware for customers to choose from. To make it easier for customers, Mikasa list "Customer Favorites" first and the below those are other favorites. The only negative at the Mikasa site, is a lack of sophisticated sorting. With so many products it can become overwhelming using their existing search functionality.
While searching for customer reviews of Mikasa we found many positive comments over their china dinnerware but several concerns with glasses breaking easily. Thankfully, Mikasa does offer a no hassle return policy with no questions asked, even if you don't like the design of the product once you receive it. In order to be eligible for return, the product must be unused and returned within 90 days.
Overall, Mikasa has a lot to offer with their vast selection of china dinnerware. While the website can be a little overwhelming at times, the Mikasa china dinnerware is sure to please any customer's taste. They also have one of the best return policies out of many china dinnerware companies.
Wedgwood started back in 1759 and has been an international company for over two centuries. The china dinnerware designs have extensive collections of some of the most high-profile designers including Vera Wang and more. They are known as having prestigious products that combine sophisticated classical contemporary designs. The china dinnerware is made by highly skilled craftsmen.
Wedgwood china dinnerware designs are simple but very elegant, and made for special occasions. Wedgwood prices range from $15.00 a plate to $1,000.00 for a 5 piece set of china. Wedgwood does have a wide variety of china dinnerware to choose from.
Wedgwood receives great reviews; many customers refer to them as a great everyday set. One couple loved the china dinnerware but said when they put hot food in a few of the items they cracked. The downside to Wedgwood is they can be very expensive.
If the china dinnerware arrives damaged or if there are imperfections, the dinnerware can be returned or exchanged. If you don't like the product you have 14 days to return it unused.
Overall, Wedgwood is a well-known, prestigious company that takes pride in their fine china dinnerware. However, along with quality comes an expensive price. If elegance is what you're looking for, then Wedgwood should be a strong consideration. But remember, if you're not satisfied the return policy requires a quick turn around.
Oneida china dinnerware started in Oneida, New York in 1848. Oneida is also one of the world's largest marketers of stainless steel flatware. Oneida offers dinnerware of all styles; solid colors, white, decorative, outdoor, and fine bone china.
The Oneida website provides appealing pictures of beautiful china dinnerware. Their china selection, however, is much more limited than those companies ranked higher. To combat this limited selection, Oneida has reasonable prices that are affordable to the everyday person. For example, you may find an Oneida 16 piece dinnerware set for $180.00 regular price. Oneida also offers sales and discounts on their china dinnerware.
Oneida's return policy allows for any unused merchandise or items damaged during shipping to be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full money back guarantee. They make it very clear that dinnerware can only be returned for those reasons or if Oneida sent you the wrong item.
Some of the negative reviews from consumers said that the china dinnerware was heavy and bulky. Others, however liked this factor because they felt it was more durable. Some said that the Oneida dinnerware scratches easily and they recommended not cut anything on the dishes. Many of the customers think the china dinnerware is attractive, good for food capacity, and can be washed in the dishwasher.
Overall, Oneida china dinnerware has very competitive prices. However, Oneida does not offer the elegant special occasion china dinnerware selection like other sites. Oneida may be a good choice for the busy, crazy household that needs affordable dinnerware that is sturdy and will last the test the time.
Royal Doulton is an England based company dating all the way back to 1815. Royal Doulton has caught attention by the royal family for its elegant and sophisticated china dinnerware designs, however we noticed a rather limited overall selection. The dinnerware is suitable for all lifestyles with prices that fit most budgets.
Royal Doulton has simple but elegant china dinnerware designs, along with those that are more decorative. They also offer designs by the famous kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay. His dinnerware consists of mostly neutral colors with no designs. Royal Doulton hardly has anything at the original price, which makes you feel like you are getting an amazing deal. Not only could you buy yourself china dishes, but it's very easy to
make these a gift as well. Most china dinnerware is available with free shipping and free gift wrapping. The prices range from $4.20 for a mug, up to $1,000.00 for a full set of dishes.
Royal Doulton receives rave reviews from customers that have previously purchased china dinnerware from them. The return policy is easy and hassle-free. Orders can be returned whether you bought them or received them as a gift, as long as it's within 30 days of purchase.
The biggest downsie we found with Royal Doulton is that they don't have as wide of a selection of china dinnerware sets as other companies. This may turn off many customers that may be looking for something more specific.
Overall, Royal Doulton produces quality china dinnerware that customers will enjoy having at their dinner table. The variety is not there compared to other companies, but the quality is top notch.
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