This is the first review on this product, but the same manufacturer makes the 6-light and 13-light versions that Overstock carries, so if you want more opinions/reviews, those are pretty accurate for this fixture as well. I do a lot of design work and the manufacturer of this product makes a lot of crystal. Here's the thing, they make about 4-5 different versions of the same chandelier; all with varying levels of crystal quality from base grade on up to name brand crystals. This specific fixture Overstock sells is the base grade. That doesn't mean it's bad, but you should have the right expectation so you're not thinking it's going to be super sparkly crystal. Up close putting it together I felt "ok" about it (it seemed a little dull). Once it is was all assembled, hung and lit, I loved it- gorgeous piece. Even not lit, once it's hanging it catches enough light around it to create a good amount of sparkle and not stay "dull" as it appeared when I was putting it together on the floor. Basically you are getting a superior product than what you would buy from a major big box type of store for the same price, but it's not as elegant as a piece you'd get from a high end lighting store (that you'd pay a lot more for)- so again, have the right expectation. For the money, it is a good value, it just depends what you're looking for. FYI- It is a chrome base wrapped in the crystal, so you really can't see much chrome on the arms and middle. There is a small flash of chrome holding the bottom cup together, on all of the arm pieces and of course the chain and ceiling medallion. Overall it looks mostly made of crystal. Also, it has SIX lights- 5 arms, and one extra light in the center that isn't too visible once all the crystal is strung. This isn't noted in the description. As for assembly, they get a lot of complaints about the time, etc. You do have to attach each individual crystal piece by hand and the directions are very basic (no written instructions, just pictures). But it wasn't rocket science. It took me about an hour to assemble and 20 minutes to hang (pre-existing wiring here). I know this part gets a lot of complaints, but again, for the price and the quality of the piece, a little assembly wasn't bad. I had shopped around a lot prior to purchasing and this was easily 1/3 of the price of most everything I was seeing.
We love this chandelier and can't stop looking at it! The style is beautiful and the quality is pretty good for such a low price. The drop crystals are not the highest grade, but it's hard to tell once it's all hung and assembled. The white plastic candlestick covers with the melting wax detail are a great touch and look better than the usual thin white cylinders. Even the ceiling plate looks nice, made of metal and has an intricate pattern. It doesn't throw off as many prisms and light artifacts as I would expect, but it is a beauty nonetheless. I highly recommend using a dimmer so you can adjust the mood from intimate to bright. It was the perfect size for our apartment over a small 50"x33" dining table. It is tough to hang, so make sure you know how to hang a chandelier. It does not help that the entire chandelier body is covered in crystal so you have to hold it delicately while handling and mounting it. The instructions to mount it are very sparse, it took us a while to figure it out on our own. And I think the mounting mechanism should have been designed differently, the cover plate appears to be load bearing unlike other cases where the cover is just ornamental. Overall, amazing look for incredible value. Worth the price and the effort.
So excited to hang in my entry. This is the topping on the cake! Beautiful.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looked just like the picture.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Finish looks like i paided top dollar!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on.
I have been looking for a chandelier for my bedroom for months and this one was in my price range...I wasn't expecting a superior product because of the price but I absolutely love it. Sparkly...catches the light...there were rainbows all over my room this morning! The quality of the escutcheon cup that attaches to the ceiling is tacky looking though, so I'm using the piece that my original chandelier provided. If you don't have that option I would suggest brushing it with a little silver or platinum paint to "age" it a bit. There were a couple of crystals missing and one hanger was missing but I called and I would hope to receive the replacement parts in a few days. Fantastic!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? shows better in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate