Some chandeliers are designed to employ with real candles. However they can be very beautiful, they can be difficult to use as you should hand light each candle and be sure to blow out being used in use. For most people, this is not quite convenient.
When choosing a chandelier, you need to choose a finish in which complements the other fixtures from the room. In example, you would probably not mix silver as well as brass in the same room. It is also important to match end with the colors of the room. Cool tones are complimented by black or gold finishes. Warm tones are generally complimented by brass or maybe gold finishes.