I don't understand all these rave reviews. The fixture is indeed eight inches as described, but it's fairly small. Wanted to use it in my entry way, but way too tiny. Instead installed in the upstair hall. The main issue I have with this fixture is that it is poorly designed because you can see all the inner workings of the light. The fixture does not curve up high enough to cover the three support rods that hold the fixture up and you can see the three black recepticles that hold the light bulbs as well as the light bulbs. It just looks plain tacky. The crystals are nice and the light looks fine if you stand right under it or about a feet away. But from the distance, you see the guts of the light which is not attractive. I'm thinking about moving it to my powder room, but that's a pretty expensive light to put in a tiny powder room. Basically overprice and poorly executed. Looks nice in the picture, but it's taken from up close.