If you do not have patience....DO NOT order this item. It comes in pieces. You much hook each little jewel in a pattern around the frame. It is HEAVY when trying to hold the light and hook the jewels. It takes 2 people. The MAJOR disappointment is... You are almost finished hanging the jewels and I DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH for all the holes. I called and received GREAT customer service, but it is a hassle to wrap this back up and wait for a replacement. I know things happen, but you expect shipments to be complete; especially when you pay $577.00 for one huge order!! Thank you Overstock for replacing the light and scheduling a free UPS pick up from my home!!!!
This chandelier is pretty. That being said, it is very small, and I didn't consider my dining room that large, but it's way too small for my space. My step-dad installed it for me, my boyfriend hates it, and the more I look at it, the less I like it. I was a little disappointed, but it's going back now, and I can continue looking for perfect lighting. Also missing one crystal, I received two extra small crystals, but I was shorted one large crystal.
I ordered this for my dining room and it is perfect! My dining room is on the smaller side so this really added a lovely touch. My advise when it arrives is to have the fixture professionally installed first, then grab a ladder or step stool and put the crystals on. It took my husband and I together about an hour to hang all the crystals, but it was completely worth it as it is a beautiful fixture.
I purchased this to hang above my kitchen table (which is a rectangle and simple wood structured base with a glass top) It looks GREAT. I really do love it. Wasn't expecting to have to assemble the tear drop pieces, so that took some time... but it wasn't hard. I didn't realize at first that there were some of the pieces inserted in the foam that surrounded the rectangle structure, as most of them were individually wrapped. But note that they are there and there are various shapes and sizes to be hung on different levels. Very unique and pretty piece. I'm very happy with it.
Had ordered a similar fixture (at a higher price) but was not able to install due to it having two electrical wires. Found this on OS at a bargain. It is beautiful and elegant, yet fits perfectly in my log home. As other reviewers have stated, put the crystals on yourself. It's a bit time consuming, but easy to do. We dropped one of the crystals and it broke. Fortunately, they had packed extras, so no problems there. After that we put a blanket on the floor to avoid breaking any more. Love my new chandelier!!!
I like the look of this chandelier except for the finish of the metal. I expected more of a brownish finish on the metal but I would describe it as gold with a black rub. The metal finish does not look like the picture. I am considering spray painting the metal but I'm waiting until the kitchen is fully decorated because I think the goldish finish will be fine. The crystals are unique and I think overall the chandelier is striking. There were no broken crystals and the company did send a couple of extra crystals. When installing the crystals, I had a few of the little metal clips break. I had some stiff wire which I used as a replacement. It lets off a lot of light and I do plan to install a dimmer. I looked around for a while to find a crystal chandelier that was unique, without being really expensive.
I cannot say how stunning this piece is. Although each crystal had to be hung individually, it was worth the time as they are beautiful. It is the first thing everyone notices when they walk in the room. Someone with experience should hang, but anyone can put on the crystals. I AM BEYOND pleased with this purchase! It has transformed my entry way.