I ordered 2 of these. I'm sure if I had read the description correctly I would have realized that the pendants hang 10 feet. It was only a small hassle to shorten it, but I had the help of my mom since I had never done anything like it before. There is a wire (my husband said it was the ground wire) which is actually exposed and runs down alongside the cord of the light. You can't really see it, but it does seem strange to me to have an exposed wire. One of the glass domes for the pendants had an opening that was too small. I had already shortened the cord and my husband had installed the fixture when I realized this. Overstock was able to send me another dome and it works perfectly. I did not have to send the defective one back, which saved me a hassle. overall, i love the pendants. Just expect that you will have to shorten the cord. It's not hard, but if you've never done it before it's not so easy either. I would buy them again.
The pendants are beautiful and fit perfectly above our center island in our kitchen. The picture suggests the shades are an amber or brown tint, but they are actually clear, seeded glass with no color. INitially, my husband did not like the copper ground wire that runs up the chain of the pendant, but we quickly decided that you don't really notice it unless you are looking very closely. I'd recommend the product.