I had the quilt and was thrilled to find the shams, so now my bed looks beautiful. It is very hard to find a black set, and this one is a winner. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that bits of the white filling have been caught in the threads used to make the design and sewn down. Not a huge problem. I have put them in my washer and dryer, and they come out like new, so it is a good choice, especially if you need black.