Elegance is a tightly twisted silk that is dye matched to many of the colors of Splendor and the colors of Grandeur and Subtlety. It is roughly equivalent to a size 8 pearl. It is very strong, wear resistant, and is perfect for pulled work and hardanger. There is a nice shine to Elegance that is perfect for areas where you want a rich shine. Do not use long strands as the shine does eventually wear off as the thread goes through the canvas.