I needed some plain colored European shams so was quite pleased when I found these in a gorgeous blue color. The detailing on the edges is lovely and adds a subtle elegance to the covers. The material is lightweight, a bit more than I expected. I have only had them for a few weeks and they are in an area with little use. I am using them as a wonderful decoration more than a daily pillow. I would recommend them for their rich color and decorative features for sure!