I was originally looking for a black chandelier for our home office, but saw this and fell in love with it. I was pleasantly surprised when we received it, and it was just as beautiful as the picture. Super easy to get the crystals attached, and my husband was able to wire it to the fixture. It brings a tasteful elegance to the room! By the way, it IS metal, not plastic - like some of the chandeliers I saw on line.