I purchased/returned these drapes to go in my dining room for a dramatic look. I thought that the fading from dark to light was very pretty, I thought the shiny effect was in the material however it is done with sequins on top of the fabric. The measurement states they are 84" long however they are actually 82" long so they didn't work on my windows.
The curtain is very beautiful and unique. I love that it's affordable but yet very good material. But the one disappointment I had was in the grey area you can see strings on the inside once you hang them up. I am a bit of a perfectionist so it bugged me. I was able to pull apart the back from the front and some of the strings dropped to the bottom but a few are hemmed right into the sides. Annoys me when I look at the curtain. I thought about taking it part and re-sewing but what a pain. Overall the design and fabric makes it still more of a positive experience than a negative one.