As another purchaser indicated, the chandelier is not true copper but rather a antique copper like finish. Since we are hanging this fairly high over a dining room table, the difference between real copper and faux is not huge to us (particularly at the great price). The globes are glass and can be a bit tricky to get seated such that they stand upright straight, but with a little patience, they work out fine. They also give off a very nice light. We have ours on a dimmer switch which makes all the difference in terms of the light variation you might want at different times of the day. Overall we are very pleased.