I contemplated this chandelier for over a year before buying. I am so happy I decided to purchase it! While the picture on Overstock always caught my eye, it does not do this light justice. The metal work is your standard bronzey brown color. I like that the cord is not noticeable through the chain it hangs from. We had it hung by an electrician so I cannot say how that went. I did spend a couple hours attaching all of the 165+ crystals to the chandelier after it was hung. Although it was time consuming, I found it therapeutic...just turned on some music and had quiet time. I spaced it over 3 days as your fingers will start to hurt from bending the prongs and pins. I am not usually into crystals, but these are not cheap looking. They also give you plenty of extra crystals and pins. The chandelier puts out a lot of light. I recommend a dimmer switch so you can have both bright and soft lighting. My least favorite part of the chandelier is the color of the candles. As the picture shows they are an orangey gold. They remind me of an old dirty antique or something from a haunted house. They don't really bother me unless I concentrate specifically on them. You could easily paint them though. All in all...if you are debating this light...just get it! It is so much nicer than the stuff I've seen in the box stores. It is also different and very romantic.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exceptional quality for the price!