We're very happy with this fixture - although the color is not quite how it appears in the picture. The entire chandelier is a gold tone (the photo makes it look like some parts are a pewter tone.) The shades have a check-pattern to them too - not visible in the photo. My electrician wished there were some assembly instructions in the box! It is a nice fixture, and we like it, it's just not exactly what I thought it would look like.