I am ordinary folk, just like you. I enjoy old jewelry - collecting, repairing, and making jewelry from new and vintage parts. I purchase mostly at auctions and estate sales, which allows me to indulge in my favorite hobby. I accumulate much excess so I sell it to help me cover the costs of my hobbies. I also have a great selection of new jewelry at way below retail. I hope you will enjoy browsing my store as much as I have enjoyed listing. I do combine items whenever possible when you make multiple purchases, so just send me a note with one of the orders so I can send you a combined invoice with adjusted shipping. Ecrater does not automatically combine invoices. Thanks for understanding....and enjoy your shopping experience!