The pictures do not do justice to this lovely set. I was very hesitant to purchase it because it was so inexpensive, but was thrilled when I opened the package. The duvet has a wonderul sheen to it and though not really obvious in the picture, is edged with a dark brown piping. The 19" length on the dust ruffle is also a plus and has been difficult for me to find. I have a very large four-poster bed and the dust ruffle fits perfectly, coming to just an inch from the floor. All in all, it was a five-star purchase in every possible way.