Once put together and up on the ceiling, this chandelier is beautiful. I wasn't sure I'd like the shape of the shades, but they look great from all angles. The only complaint I have is that it is described as being "assembled," and it certainly was not. It took my relatively handy (though not super-handy) boyfriend 2.5 hours to put it together and hard wire it to the ceiling. He seemed a bit frustrated at times. Now that it's up, we both are very pleased with it, though. Goes great with our semi-traditional/contemporary decor.