Now it's very obvious that Michael's has spent a lot of money making there place look very nice, and it does. But obviously that cost gets passed onto you, which helps to partly explain the high cost of the jewelry. Now don't get me wrong, there are some very nice pieces to be had, but they really cost you an arm and a leg. I have also found there salespeople to be barely knowlegable. I was inquiring about pearls and all the guy knew was probably what some training pamphlet had told him.