The chandelier looks exactly the same as what you see on the picture. The metal part is of high quality and matches our decor nicely. Overall the chandelier looks stunning and we spend more time in our living room than over. A few days ago we visited a local lighting store and saw various grades of crystals including some very nice ones. we think that the tear drop crystals of this chandelier are just glass, so you get what you pay for. we are going to buy some nice crystals to redress the chandelier.