I can't remember if I read the reviews before buying this light or not...but if I did I didn't take the assembly comments seriously. This light arrives completely disassembled. You will be screwing the arms together to the main area, wiring the segments and stringing/hanging every single crystal and beaded hanging bit. I don't think I would have been able to figure out the wiring part of it myself...my husband had to step in on that one. Also, the instructions are poorly done and I had to refer to the picture online (thank goodness overstock saves the picture in your account!) to figure out several parts of the arrangement. All of that being said, 3 hours later, after hanging it up, it's very pretty. So, if you're willing to devote several hours to assembly, it's an option.
This chandelier is incredibly beautiful. It looks almost transparent. The silver finish, not usually expected in a chandelier, is amazing, it adds to that effect of transparency and the crystals are real and also work towards the ethereal effect.
This is the seventh chandelier I've bought from Overstock over the years, and I have to say that, despite what others have said, this was the easiest assembly yet. While the diagram for hanging the crystals could be better (which is why I'm only giving 4 stars), it's easy enough to figure out. The chandelier is a good quality and the package included extra parts, which I really appreciate. The item was received in excellent condition. I chose this chandelier because I have a low ceiling in the room in which I'm installing, and it fits perfectly.
I just had this hung in a barrel ceiling in my new master bath and it looks absolutely exquisite against the eggplant color. I can't attest to how easy it was to put together as our electrician hung it up. Wish I could post you a picture as to how beautiful it looks!
As other reviewers have said, there is poor instruction on how to assemble some of the crystals (especially the longer "strands" that connect around the fixture), but looking at the picture online I was able to figure it out. Otherwise relatively easy assembly and looking forward to the finished product.
This Chandelier is absolutely gorgeous!! I have received so many compliments already and I have only had it up for 1 week. As some of the other reviews stated, it is a very tedious process to put it together. You have to do all the wiring and place each and every crystal yourself. Took us about 2-3 hours to completely put it together and that is not including actually hanging it up. However, it is worth all of that labor once it is done. It is truly stunning in person!!
I would definitely recommend this product. I actually got two different chandeliers and they are both amazing. Great price and EXCELLENT quality. I am using them for a Fashion Boutique and they fit just perfectly.. The size is pretty big too. I must say the product does look better IN PERSON than online. You will not regret buying it.
Great product- my dining and living room are combined into one big space so I bought two of these chandeliers to hang over the dining table and in the middle of living room. They look much more expansive .. Fits both in a modern and french country setting. They are gorgeous and will decorate any room.
I just installed this chandelier in the dining room of my new home. I was a little apprehensive to order it based on some of the reviews that mention poor quality pieces. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The finished chandelier looks amazing. Getting to that point, however, was rather time consuming, but not difficult. There are many, many pieces to assemble and the instructions are not exactly clear. However, after pulling up the picture of the chandelier from Overstock.com, I was able to figure out where everything should go. None of the pieces I received were broken or bent as others had mentioned - everything was shipped in a well-packaged box and I had no trouble putting the bulk of the chandelier together. The wiring turned out to be a two-person job as I held the chandelier above my head and my father connected the wires and ceiling mount to the ceiling. That didn't take very long at all. From the time I opened the box and began the assembly process to the time I flipped the switch to test the lights was just a couple hours - but the fixture does look beautiful. Having only paid $*** for it, I am very happy with the finished product.