I bought 5 of these pendants to use in a grouping as a "chandelier" for my dining room. I haven't installed them yet, but the lamp shades are a pretty blue. They are thicker, heavier glass than I expected, and there is a visible seam down one side, but I don't think that will be noticeable when they are installed. They are sturdy and I like that they take a regular light bulb (I will use compact fluorescents). A great price for a very pretty fixture.