Great size and shape! The glass is frosted with an opaque white marbled effect throughout. Definitely a "true" white. The finish on the rest of the chandelier was a surprise but works well. Although the color was advertised as an antique gold, it's more of a light blond/brown matte finish -- very nice look for a slightly modern update in an older home. One note on the lights: it takes five 60-watt bulbs, which is waaaay too bright for dinner. Either put it on a dimmer switch or use lower wattage bulbs. Overall it's a great chandelier and I would definitely purchase this again.