This is a gorgeous light fixture that sparkles all over my house. I used clear small round incandescent bulbs inside so they disappear when the light is turned off. It was easy to hang and install. I'm an interior designer, and have recommended this piece to clients also.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great light fixture!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The light was as described
Looks great hung close to the ceiling Takes about an hour to put all the crystal links on the black bases. Keep the box to use as a base to set the chandelier in while assembling. Needs 2 people to hang because of the weight after it is wired and assembled.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than expected for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? True
I bought this chandelier to match the Rita Crystal Flush Mount for our bathroom. I would like to give this a four star grading due to two factors: one, being color and two, being difficult to assemble. First, as for the color, I was really expecting an oil rubbed bronze or just dark brown finish. However, I must let you know that this is more copper with a ton of gold. I he to go out and buy oil rubbed bronze spray paint to match the other chandelier. And even if I didn't have to have it match another piece of lighting, I would still have had to reprint this bc the coloring was awful. Clearly, this is my opinion. Second, I thought the flush mount was hard to assemble until I took this one out of the package! Like the other, they are already on strands, except as with the first, where there is a simple post that you stuck through a hole and then bend the post to make the strand stay in place, this chandelier only has this easy post on one side of the strand and a loop on the other. The loop is similar to a key ring. So you have to key ring this loop all whilst making sure the strand is sticking out its decorative side and then use the post on the other side to keep in place. A positive is that you have none of the confusing counting for this chandelier. Every hole requires a strand of beading. But, after two major downfalls for me, I still had to rate a five bc the light is so beautiful and looks so much more expensive. So with a little work on your end, you were able to get a very high end product!
This light took a long time to put together (you have to hang the crystals with small metal circles) and I'm worried the frame got bent in the process. I had a professional electrician install it but it doesn't hang even. It's also hard to find bulbs for the bottom lights that don't protrude from crystals. Overall though the effect is beautiful and it makes a statement.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It looks better in real life
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality but really bad directions
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The chandelier was very well packaged and pretty easy to assemble -- it just takes a long time to string all 48 strands of crystals to the frame. The non-crystal ring/top and bottom frame is definitely dark with very visible amounts of brassy gold in it, which was fine for us but just know that if you buy this fixture. We will have professional electricians install it in our powder room in our new home and it'll look great. But it didn't seem too complicated as there was a mounting bracket, a ground wire and clearly labeled N and L wires. I paid up for six 40W replacement LED bulbs that allegedly last 20+ years and I hope they work once it's installed (the recommendation is for incandescent 40W or 60W bulbs). But given all the crystals that I'd have to undo to access the bulbs, I don't want to mess with changing them. So far it seems like a good purchase that'll add a lot of character to our powder room, but it's not installed yet.
I have this chandelier hanging in our front living room/sitting room. It looks amazing! I noticed another review saying it looks cheap and I don't think that at all. It really adds a nice elegant touch to our living room. Very happy with this purchase.
Based on all the great reviews for this item, I had high hopes. I am truly bummed that I found so many small issues with it. In order for me to be happy with any purchase I make, I like to be able to say I'd give it four or five stars, if that makes sense. I figure if I would score it a 4 or a 5, that means I'm happy enough to keep it. This one is a 2.5 or 3 for me, so I'm debating sending it back as I don't know how much of a hassle the return process will be. I will update my review once we decide in the next few days. To help other buyers, here is a list of my personal evaluation of this item's pros and cons. Pros: --It does have a very elegant look (from far away, at least) once assembled. --It was a pretty good value for the money. --The crystals were fairly decent quality, and the strands themselves came put together already, just not assembled onto the fixture itself yet. Cons: 1. The color is nowhere near antique copper. It is aluminum-esque metal (some edges were bent and had to be straightened out), painted brassy gold and then brushed over with black. I could have understood almost any shade of brownish-orangish, or even greenish (you know, antiqued to the point of being oxidized), but yellow + black never equals copper in my experience. 2. Assembly is tedious, and the little circular rings they supply look cheap AND create a small amount of "space"/a gap between the base and the crystal chains (not that anyone is getting that close, but since I assembled it and knew about it, my eye looked for it every time I glanced at the chandelier). 3. The finish of the fixture and the shiny chrome-like finish of the "links" that hold the crystals together look cheap overall. I think I got what I paid for, and if I want a "classier" finished item of higher quality, I now know I'll need to choose a different brand that may cost more in the hopes that it also uses better quality materials.