Ginkgo International, Ltd., and the W.S. Helmick Stainless Collections, were founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Ginkgo’s purpose is to bring original designs to the market at the best value. They have worked with designers and stainless flatware contractors from the United States, Europe, and Asia to accomplish these goals. We believe the patterns illustrated here are the highest quality and value that over 25 years of endeavor can produce.
GINKO FLATWARE is made of 18/10 stainless. The “18/10” refers to steel that is formulated with 18% Chromium, and 10% Nickel. Chromium helps the steel resist rust and staining, while Nickel gives the steel a deep luster. Only the most expensive stainless is made with 18/8 and 18/10 steel.