i purchased this off of eBay from a reputable seller, thanks to TPF. it finally arrived today, right before i was to leave the house to drop off my kids to camp. i was like, 'whew, you caught me!' to the postman. i love the size of this, it holds a little more than the PST and it's lambskin (or maybe calfskin, whatever the case, it's smooth leather not caviar, which i have too much of). the gold is the burnished gold not super shiny gold, which i like b/c it kinda "goes" better with my platinum jewelry since the gold is muted. enjoy!