I looked for 6 months before purchasing a chandelier. I knew I wanted something classic but still modern and this chandelier gave me both. My dining room is classic with a lot of molding to fit my house, but I wanted it to be updated with a more modern feel. This chandelier did both by the use of the chrome finish for the modern and the classic crystal accents. It is absolutely beautiful and I can't help but turn it on and stare at it while I'm in my dining room. It gives a lot of light if you go with the highest watt bulbs they can handle (my dining room is 20 x 25). One warning I would give is that you need to be comfortable with the assembly of the chandelier. All of the arms are disconnected and in pieces when it arrives, so you have to wire all of the arms to the main wire. Also, the directions do not specify which wire was the negative and which was the positive (all of the electrical wires are clear) so we had to get some advice from an electrician friend. If you are not comfortable with electrical, please use an electrician...otherwise, I would highly recommend the chandelier. It is timeless and beautiful and a steal for the price!