The beautiful white alabaster shades diffuse the light giving it a warm glow. The alabaster is hand-carved and no one shade is the same. The alabaster shades on the chandelier are smooth with scalloped edges. There are acanthus leaf castings on the bronze symbolizing long life and immortality, which this fixture has indeed endured and will continue to persist. With its classical silhouette, this chandelier brings delight to the eye in an entry, dining room, or bedroom.