Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1 out of 5 by robber Gemstone missing
This was my first purchase of Barbara Bixby jewelry and I bought both colors of gemstone briollette earrings.
The black spinel arrived with a gemstone missing. It was not in the plastic bag or pouch. On close inspection I realized these gemstones must be glued into place since there are no prongs or bead settings.
Therefore I returned both sets. I did not want to risk losing more gemstones once the 30 day return period ended considering these are pricey earrings.
My recommendation is this design needs more work to secure the gemstones and quality control to inspect them before sending to customers who were on a wait list a fairly lengthy time.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVES QUALITY These are Gorgeous!
Like another reviewer, I have the Bixby garnet briolette hoop earrings. To be honest, I have worn them only one time as I wasn't wise in realizing that these earrings are a bit dressy and that the garnet would go with very little in my wardrobe.
One problem I have encountered with Bixby earrings is that I crave them all. But having had several other pairs in my possession, they all had to be sent back for they do run heavy. This is a very common complaint along with the compliments given in the Bixby earrings' reviews. It is unfortunate because I have MANY Bixby pieces, but cannot seem to add earrings to wear along with my enhancers, rings, and bracelets!
These particular earrings, in black, will be used more often than I could the garnet. They are a medium weight and if you have ordered Bixby earrings before, you will know what I mean. No one likes to look in a mirror and see pulled earlobes and stretched piercings. It is just NOT attractive. That being said, these earrings kind of work for me with only a slight amount of pulling. I just wish that Barbara could discover a way to make all these elegant and rich looking earrings a bit lighter for us! No one would object to the elegant beauty AND that they are light to wear!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Misterdonut Love the white topaz!
These are beautiful and a work of art! I have them in other colored gems - garnet and peridot - but I think these are my favorite. Very sparkly and unique. The others have proven very versatile, going dressy or casual. They are maybe a little heavy, but feel secure on my ears. I think these will be my favorite.
Rated 5 out of 5 by buckeyeohio Love these earrings
I purchased these in clear Topaz and can't wait to get them. I own the garnet in these from 2-3 years ago. So pretty in the garnet.
Barbara, would you please bring the colored ones back again. I need to order the other two colors. Please! Thank you.
Rated 3 out of 5 by oldhousegirl Go with most anything
I ordered these in the crystal and although one of the clasps to close the earring is defective, I can still wear them. They are a good size. Not too large and not too small. With that said, they are heavy and I can only wear them one day and then have to wait a few. They go great with jeans and a nice shirt...can dress them up or down, but again, my complaint is the defective closer and the weight. I would have given these 5 stars if not for those two things. For the price, I would expect better craftsmanship.
Rated 3 out of 5 by shopper 1220 Very Pretty Earrings
The earrings are very pretty and I like the way they look on.
However one of the earrings is missing a dangle. Sadly
The earrings are going back. I gave it only 3 stars because of the damaged earring.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bagl8dy Not for me
I have one ring, which I love, from this line. Saw these and decided to give them a try. From the photos, they looked substantial and I thought they would be a pair that I'd reached for often. Upon receipt, I found them to be a lot smaller and one of them was defective and would not close. Overall, I thought they were overpriced and returned them the next day.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fashionablefarmer HAVE ALL 6 COLORS
Originally purchased these in rhodolite. Loved so much purchased iolite, peridot, blue topaz now the black spinel and white topaz. These are the perfect earring. Perfect size hoop and graduated briolettes. Wear them casual and dress up. Get many compliments. Try these you will love them!