I've been following this light for months. I've been tempted to buy it but did not do so until last week. I didn't want to get something that looked cheesy or cheap. There were a couple of reviews which stated that the crystals were real. I was amazed that you could get a light with real crystals so inexpensive. I bit the bullet and ordered the light. I received it today and was sad to see that the crystals were not real, but plastic. Additionally, the "metal" holding them together was very flimsy and the crystals kept kinking up. If you don't care about real crystals, then this is the light for you. If you can tell a fake crystal from a real one a mile away, move on to something else.