As a personal shopper, I have sold 3 of these chandeliers and have 3 other clients interested. No problems have been reported with the shade or anything. The chandelier is very detailed with like pine straw and pinecones. It's simply perfect in every way! I do comparison shopping as well. (Altho I start with Overstock) No other online store has any chandelier with pinecones that come close to this beauty! Yet they all cost a lot more! :) Plus shipping is HIGH! Cant beat Overstock's prices and shipping charges! :) This one looks more natural! Highly Recommended! Shop with Overstock often? Redoing your home or purchasing a new one? Join the O'Club and receive cash back to use on your next purchase. It will absolutey save you money!