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Rated 5 out of 5 by cleverclaire Gorgeous Garnet!
Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning - I could go on and on! I love this enhancer. Though not huge, trust me it gets noticed and looks stunning regardless of what I wear it on or with. I'm in love with the garnet and black sapphire combination -- edgy and classic all at the same time. And of course I have Barbara's flower ring - 2 actually - and many of her other pieces as well. Barbara's work is beautiful and unique and this enhancer is a great addition to my collection.
Rated 5 out of 5 by wandaswhim Beautiful!
Very pleased when I opened my box. The colors of the garnet were very deep and such shine. My husband has fallen in love with Barbara Bixby designs. He already has his eyes on a ring that he keeps wanting me to buy. The craftsmanship is beyond words. So Thank You for many great gifts. No disappointments here!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ridley Stunning Lil' Beauty
I actually prefer the Iolite stone, but that choice in this pendant didn't "knock me out." The garnet did - especially with the black sapphires surrounding it. This piece is substantial and gorgeous and the color saturation is amazing. I think the price is rather high for the size of the pendant, however. I also wouldn't have purchased it if it wasn't on easy pay. I know Barbara is the expert, but I think the white topaz with the Iolite would have been awesome. Just my opinion for all it's worth. I stated in another review that I think there's too much being done in the pink garnet and blue topaz lately in Barbara's designs. Sorry Barbara - just venting a little. I'd love to see more of your designs with other gem choices - for example, RED garnet, smoky topaz, aquamarine, black onyx, etc. I love BB's designs, I just think it's time to add more gemstone choices. Barbara, you'll always be #1 in my book!
Rated 5 out of 5 by anniemeta Ravishing Rhodolite
Ravishing because the garnet color is a rich dark pink. I chose this color because the contrast from oxidized metal to black sapphires to cherry colored garnet is quite striking. This piece may not be as large as her other classic enhancers, however I was lucky to lock it in at the event price and am very satisfied with the weight, work and quality of this enhancer. I wanted the enhancer because I now own the flower ring, that was a record breaking TSV twice, in every.......color and wanted a match. The work on this enhancer is in true Barbara style, quite intricate and aimed to please. My brother is in the garden center business, so flowers have a special place in my heart. Mind you, I never order floral anything, but when it comes to a Barbara creation, it is always a win win! Thank you Barbara for another amazing, ravishing rhodolite delight!
Rated 3 out of 5 by GerogiaDawg Garnets look dark
I received the enhancer and promptly boxed it up for return for 2 reasons:
1. The black sapphire rim around the rhodonite garnets made them look like a more typical garnet than the "jammy" color seen in the ring. Now, the stones were clear and sparkly, just looked dark.
2. The enhancer mechanism was very odd. Instead of the LONG bit being the primary hooking portion, the smaller top piece performed that function. Just very awkward.
I do feel it had a nice presence and had it been garnet and white topaz or garnet and peridot I may have kept it even with the strange enhancer bail.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Emleveq Rather Small for this Asking Price
I love Barbara Bixby's jewelry, so I was excited when I ordered this piece. I was less excited after opening. It's lovely, but for the large price tag, it really needed to be a more substantial piece. This is going back to QVC.
Rated 5 out of 5 by blushing13 Juiciest Garnet
I am on a rhodolite quest this year and this enhancer is a winner. The design, workmanship, and gem quality are beyond five stars. I got the garnet clover design in earrings, enhancer, and the top value ring all in rhodolite. I couldn't swing the gorgeous statement necklace for pendants in this collection too, but realized my Scott Kay bolo pieces would look great with Barbara Bixby clover designs. I was right. My bolo bracelet, necklace, and hoops look great with this collection. My Ecclissi rhodolite watch from QVC with all of this is crazy good. Thank you Barbara!! You are so talented and I enjoy seeing you on air explaining all the meanings behind your designs.