I love this chandelier. It looks great and has really updated the look of our room. it does have a bit of a shimmer to it (the white part) but for our room, it looks fine. The metal on it is basically black with just the edges looking bronze - it was just what i was looking for. It uses 5 lights and gives off nice light - and is dimmable, which is a huge plus. We've gotten a lot of complements on it too. The chain is a good length at the end of the bar too so you can put a swag hook in and change the location of the lamp. I"m very happy with this purchase - a great product at a great price!