This is a very unique chandelier and looks great in our living room. It comes with a generous amount of cable so it can hang very low or as I did, it can be adjusted to hang close to the ceiling. There are 4 individual cables that must be adjusted to control the hanging height and it will take a little trial and error to get the chandelier to hang flat. Assembly of the crystal strings was not too bad and took about 30 minutes. Be aware, the "crystals" are not glass, they are plastic. For the money, this was a great buy.