My daughter saw this area rug at a local carpet store and absolutely fell in love with it. It is a very beautiful rug that is comprised of three shades of a lovely charcoal gray with an overall shiny, iridescent look to it. The actual length of each of the different colors of pile vary, too, giving the appearance of it a very striking look as well. It is difficult to articulate the beauty of this rug, but it is an absolute gem and you can't go wrong with it. The carpet store had it for sale for $598, which definitely DID NOT fit into our budget. So happy we found the identical rug here on Overstock.com for a mere fraction of the price!!! If I had to say anything negative about the rug at all, it would be that it is simply only what I would term a floor covering. It is not a plush, cooshy, high-quality piece of carpet. However, it is absolutely stunning and worth every penny of what it cost. Extremely happy with this rug!!!