I got about what I expected from this duvet cover. The appearance is truly lovely - nice stripes, sheen. The color (ruby) is not quite a bright as I expected, but I am glad it is not a deep burgundy as other reviewers described it. It is a very neutral wine color. The feel of the fabric is slightly rough, but not terrible and hopefully it will soften. By all means, however, if you have a queen size bed, order the king size! For anything other than a very low profile queen, the full/queen size would be too small. I ordered the king size and am very pleased with my choice.