Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Carved Mother-of-Pearl Buddha Charm

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A Note from the Designer

"My Buddha is one of my most beloved pieces. He's incredibly detailed when reinterpreted as a mini pendant. I added a blue topaz gemstone flower to the Buddha's headdress to complement his energy and to symbolize compassion, love, and harmony. You can wear him alone, with any of the other charms in my collection or with enhancers like the Hamsa, Om, etc."

—Barbara Bixby

Serenity now. Feel peaceful and polished with this designer spin on the Buddha. A carved white mother-of-pearl Buddha face sits beneath a beaded sterling silver cap adorned with a round, faceted London blue topaz flower design. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Total blue topaz weight is approximately 0.10 carat; gemstone weight is not given for mother-of-pearl
  • Carved, fancy white mother-of-pearl Buddha face with beaded sterling silver hat with round, faceted London blue topaz in flower design; one satin-finish 18K yellow gold hoop dangles from sterling silver earlobe; oxidized finish
  • Snap bail with figure-eight safety catch; beaded and zigzag detail
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 5/8"W
  • Made in China

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Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Carved Mother-of-Pearl Buddha Charm is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Design Always loved this. Wore it regularly. The clasp seemed to need extra attention. Whoops, it fell off yesterday. Gone, heart broken. Same problem with a BB key too. These pieces are not inexpensive and I would hope I could keep them longer. Thought about reordering but changed my mind. I cannot tell you how unhappy I am. I loved that piece.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute but small I ordered this as my friend has one that she ordered years ago, and I always loved it. I should have paid attention to measurements etc, but mine is A LOT smaller. It's cute but I'm kinda disappointed as the detail isn't as awesome as the larger charm
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why can't I give zero stars I broke down and bought this charm to round out my collection that I love. I was hesitant because of the price. When I got it home though I was happy with it, until the 3rd time I wore it, came home to take it off, and all that was left was the silver cap part. The mother of pearl face was totally missing. I had written another review stating about the same thing and got a message that it was not going to be posted for….whatever reasons. Wish I would have kept a copy of both. Well, we will see if this one goes through.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Barbara Bixby provides some of the most beautiful mother of pearl, period. Then, add to the mix - the lovely, lively carving on this piece. It "lives!" I adore this little treasure!
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS COLLECTION ! I have the whole Buddha collection, earrings, ring and charm and I love it all. I particular love to wear in the summer. My "go to" collection for jeans.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Left Apart 3 times I love Barbara's jewelry but this charm has fallen apart 3 times. Luckily I noticed it immediately and was able to find the pieces. The catch is very loose and the face fell out. I have had it repaired professionally 2 times. 3 times the charm so people say.......I am calling Customer Service to complain. Sooooo very sad because I love this.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly Charming! I originally purchased this charm to put on my BB leather bracelet. I will wear him on the bracelet but I will also wear this charm on my BB necklaces. He's a hefty little piece and very well made. Unlike another reviewer, I think this charm is on the larger size but still a good size for bracelets. The amount of silver and the fabulous carving of the mother of pearl face has to be timely and expensive. I've had this little guy on my wish list for a long while and decided to make the purchase. I would love to purchase all of the Bixby pieces on my wish list all at once but one needs to pay for the mortgage! I will treasure this piece for a long time to come.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Right! I received my charm yesterday in the mail...he was perfect! The carving was exquisite, the topaz were brilliant blue and every detail was in place. How wonderful in something that is a square inch?! I have to politely disagree with the other reviewer...the charm is perfect size for a charm. One wouldn't want a large charm clunking around the wrist - it could become damaged. I now own the Buddha ring, earrings, enhancer and charm and they are some of the most Sacred pieces of jewelry that I own. Namaste!
Date published: 2013-09-17
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