I always love going to yard sales its like treasure hunting. I'm always looking through old jewelry boxes. A lot of times people think costume jewelry is costume jewelry. If you look closer and know what to look for you can find lots of real gold. The picture next to this with the ring and earrings I paid a $1.50 for the collection. The ring and the fancy earrings are solid gold the hoops are 14k filled. All in all it was a good deal for my money.