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. We 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.
We are proud of our designers patterns, from the original "Le Prix"® pattern developed in a small ancient French Alps town of Thier, France to our latest patterns, Old Newbury Crafters 18/10 stainless. These patterns are reproductions of handwrought sterling from Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Massachusetts , which have antecedents dating back to the 1600's, and were incorporated in 1915. We are please to be associated with Old Newbury Crafters.