I've stopped going to this store completely, mainly because their prices are over-the-top and their selection doesn't make the trip worthwhile. The last time I went in, I was looking for sterling silver earwires. When I found out that it was five dollars for a single pair, I stuttered and stammered and left. (The average price is $1-$3.) As far as I can tell, they only stay in business because their location in one of Portland's best shopping districts makes them more visible than other, less expensive stores.