Chandelier appears as pictured. I purchased 2--one for my entryway, one for my dining room. Very glamorous, exactly what I wanted. I've received many compliments and absolutely love them. They look beautiful when on, but particularly when they catch the sunlight and the "rainbows" appear. A little tedious to put together, but nothing more than what you should be expecting and not that bad. A tip for putting the strings together--there are 3 lengths, but all packaged together. The shortest for the top, longest for the bottom. Very happy with my purchase.