I hate jewelry parties and tupperware parties, and pampered chef parties. I don't like being forced to buy overpriced stuff that I didn't want anyway. Unfortunately my mother in law dragged me to a Silpada Jewelry party being thrown by a friend of hers. I'm not the biggest fan of sterling silver jewelry, and this stuff was pretty overpriced, but with my mother in law buying, she forced me to pick something out. I am happy with the huge silver hoop earrings, but the price she paid for them was outrageous. not the best value, and those types of parties should be outlawed.