Instead of complaining about the way this chandelier arrived (which I really want to do), I've decided to try and be helpful. It seems that the reason it is so reasonably priced is because they saved a boatload on assembly and instruction manuals. In that it isn't assembled and there is no manual. FIRST TIP- assemble the chandelier before you hang it! Take out all of the crystal strands and sort them into 4 piles: Strands with 4 crystals Strands with 5 crystals and rings on both ends Strands with 5 crystals with a ring on one end only Strands with 8 crystals The 5 crystals with only one ring go in the center of the chandelier (around the light bulb). The 4 crystal strand swag from the top, 8 crystal strands swag from 2 middle levels, 5 crystal strand with 2 rings swag from bottom of chandelier. Figuring this out took a painful amount of time and the assembly is tedious, but went much quicker on the 2nd one (I bought 2). Do not buy this chandy if you have arthritis and no one to assemble it for you. You know how hard it is to get a new key on a keyring? That is how each strand is assembled here. It is a pretty chandelier for the price but I would hesitate to recommend it. I'm a chandelier junkie and have never seen one that needed this level of assembly. Maybe if I was prepared and there were instructions I would feel differently. Hope this helps!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Good quality, pretty chandelier
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes