The light was a little bigger around and shorter than I had imagined, but once it's hung, it's the perfect size for over my dining room table. It's such a great focal piece and it's one of the first things you see when you walk into my house. It's unique, classy and bold - and so inexpensive! I also purchased the smaller matching pendant light for over my kitchen sink, which is adjacent to the dining room. They were simple to install and look fantastic. If you're waffling over whether to purchase, waffle no more - you won't regret this light!