This chandelier is absolutely gorgeous! The picture shows the general shape and color very well, but the detail on the glass is not very visible in the picture on Overstock and it is simply beautiful (the inside of the glass shapes is covered with little crushed crystals that give them a more sophisticated bling than you would expect from the price of this product). The installation was not as hard as we expected but it does take about an hour to get two of these up. Assembly was a breeze following the instructions. Now the cons. We had a small problem after the installation, which you should consider if you are thinking about buying this fixture - the stickers on the lights say you can use up to 60 watt bulbs but this turned out to be BAD advice. We actually got 40 watt bulbs to play it safe. After only a few minutes, we noticed that the lights were beginning to sag a little because the plastic ring in the sockets was starting to melt! We had to go back to the store and buy 2 watt (equivalent to 25 watt) LED lights to replace the 40 watts. The LED's worked fine because they don't get hot like incandescent bulbs but they do cost $10 per piece (that's $50 per chandelier for light bulbs), so be prepared to spend some extra cash on bulbs. LED's use much less energy and last a lot longer than normal light bulbs, which is why I am still giving this product 5 starts, however it was an unexpected investment we had to make.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? About the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good