This chandelier is gorgeous; plain and simple. So much sparkle. I wish I'd been able to put this up somewhere other than my office as it seems to be wasted there. Although my home office is very pretty and formal, with dark woods, and the chandelier looks pretty there, I still wish this chandelier was designed to go over a dining room table as opposed to being a flush mount ceiling light. I think it would be incredible if you could hang it lower. The shade is delicate and lovely but unfortunately we couldn't use it because the ceiling in our office isn't level and putting the shade up made the out of level ceiling too obvious. But even without the pretty shade, this chandelier is beautiful. And it sure puts off a lot of light. I recommend a dimmer. I think anyone that purchases this chandelier will be very, very happy.