I thought that the shade was a sheer fabric from the picture (originally wanted the extended mount but space wouldn't allow so I ordered flush) but it is actually individual black threads stung vertically. Still beautiful and worth the price. Some of the reviews I read before purchasing talk about the crystals appearence and how time consuming and difficult they were to attach. I think it took me 5 minutes and I had zero problems and thought the quality was very sufficient. The overall installation was fairly simple but the instructions are not meant for anyone who hasn't installed lighting before. Google is a great resource for anyone who might be a first timer or who is having trouble. I also took the advice of other consumers and installed a dimmer switch (super easy). It looks great and has been a fantastic addition to my livingroom space. Love it! Love it! Love it!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very acceptable quality for the price!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on except for the lack of shade description