I know that "investing in good china" is not something that we (the younger generation...) pride ourselves in, but after seeing the blogosphere go crazy for Target's new collaboration with Liberty of London (for example), I couldn't help but share Eloquent Ink's beautiful pieces.
Handcrafted in the US, Eloquent Ink uses 23 karat platinum and gold on vases, bowls, plates and platters that are incredible works of art. They are food safe, but I don't think I could bare to actually use them! I think they'd be gorgeous in a beautiful display cabinet, hung on a wall or mounted in a shadow box. And with wedding season around the corner, I think it's a great gift!
Remember this episode of Sarah's House 2? She framed inexpensive parrot plates in shadow boxes for artwork....love it.