I shopped and shopped for days for a light like this and was absolutely thrilled when I found this for the price! Compared to some that I saw for thousands!! You do have to affix every crystal around the whole thing and I think there was about 600 but if you have a couple of hours it's not that hard and I am sure that is why it was such a great price. I am happy to do it to save the money for a beautiful light!!