I can't believe the negative reviews for this chandelier. In some cases, they never even got the thing up and installed. Yes it takes work to put it together, but the result is awesome. It's time-consuming to put it together, but if you use two pairs of needle nose pliers, it's easy to put each crystal on. Spend one evening in front of the TV, with this chandelier on the floor in front of you, and you'll easily put it together. I'm a 56 year old woman, and this was not a huge challenge for me. I just did it with my handy dandy pliers. This is not the highest quality light fixture you can buy, but it's pretty darn good for the price. And once you install it on the ceiling, nobody will know that it's a knock off of a much more expensive brand. I get so many compliments on the fixtures that I have purchased from Overstock. People think I paid thousands for some of the crystal antique look chandeliers in my home. I live in an old, old Victorian, and people look at my house and just sigh, wishing they could get the same look. Well they can! Just go to Overstock and buy your light fixtures. Also, I wanted to say that it's not necessary to hang the fixture up first, and then install all the crystals while it's hanging from the ceiling as one review said. This fixture is not too heavy to install after all of the crystals have been put on. I didn't install it on the ceiling myself. I called an electrician to hang it (I don't like messing with electricity and I'm only 5' tall, so not something I could do), and he didn't say one word about it being too heavy. He just did his thing, stood back and said that it looked so awesome once he was done. And he's not some kind of muscle man. Just a normal looking guy. And no problem. Bottom line is that if you're someone who can spend a little time with this lamp and with a couple pairs of needle nosed pliers, you're going to save yourself a bundle of money because you'll have a great looking knockoff. If you're up for that challenge, then buy it. It's beautiful, and you're going to get compliments galore because you did.
Ordered this for my office in a vintage building! Everyone who lays eyes on it wants to know where I got it! It looks great and really throws off great light. Took a good bit of time to hang all the crystals on it but it was well worth it. It's a 10+!!!
This chandelier looks great in our bedroom. It does take A LOT of time to place every single crystal on a keyring and then onto the chandelier. The light is unassembled. My light hands close to the ceiling, but it has a long cord and could be hung in a room with a tall ceiling too.
I had been coveting the original Arctic____ Chandelier. But it was beyond my budget. I had been looking for a good alternative and there it was. Took a little time to attach the individual glass drops. Two flat nose pliers, rest the frame on the open box and start attaching, glass to the ring, ring to the frame. It took about an hour but so worth it, For the price you really can't beat it.The quality was excellent. It looks fantastic and the lighting is great.
We have just finished a major remodel, and this light is my favourite thing in the whole house. We had the electrician hang it before we put the crystals on, and I would say it took me about 1.5 hours to attach all of the crystals. Everything arrived well packed and intact. There were extra crystals in the box which was a nice addition in case we break any down the road (at least I hope they're meant to be extra, otherwise I'm missing something!). I am in love with this light - I think it would go brilliantly with a number of styles and we found it be the perfect combination of modern bling and rustic charm in our home.