This chandelier exceeded my expectations. I had read the reviews, which were almost all positive, so I was confident I would like it. But it looks even more elegant than I expected. My husband replaced the old chandelier with the new one in about 15 minutes. It took me another 10 minutes or so to thread the crystals onto the chandelier. A friend stopped by last night and commented on how pretty the chandelier is. She said it looks like a light fixture from an HGTV makeover. That's a good thing!