Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by phoebes BEEutiful!
This is my first key. I have a lot of BBs pieces. I haven't been attracted to the keys before now. I love this key as I love BEES, I think this is my favorite enhancer. I have it on BBs 24" leather cord with the circle enhancer clasp. It looks stunning on it. I also wear it higher with 18" chain. I recently purchased Jay Kings Apatite necklace. It is gorgeous on that. The apatite is very pretty and sparkly. The opal on my key is really pretty. Super colors dancing around in the sunlight. The iolite is ok. The iolites are very small and unnoticeable. BB said she wanted the Noveou look and that is what she was going for with the small iolites. I see that in this piece. The little Bee is outstanding. The Rhodolite stones are red, clear and sparkly. When I ordered this I ordered two of them only because of some of the reviews. I wanted to at least have a choice even if were only between two. To my surprise they were both very pretty. Both opals were really nice. I have seen cloudy plain old hum- drum welo opals before and did not want one. One of the keys had nicer rhodolite stones in that they were clearer and seemed a tad larger, so that is the one I kept. Still have it on and love love love it! I wish Barbara would do some more BEES PLEASE. What a super insect they are and their importance to us is unmeasurable. A Cuff with Bees and flowers with vines were be magnificent!! Or a Bee line bracelet!
Rated 4 out of 5 by taylorkitsch Beautiful Key
I love Bixby Keys. This is how I personally started collecting her pieces. They are very detailed and intriguing. This one is high on my list of beautiful keys. My only concern is that the welo opal is not as intense as I thought it would be. But the detail and workmanship alone overpower that. I will keep as it is still a beautiful and thought provoking piece of art.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom in Mississippi Love My Bee
I love the vine collection along with most all Barbara's pieces.this piece is elegant and both full of meaning. Barbara, your pieces are so special to me I have been collecting since you came with the vine and leaf blue topaz ring along with many other of your collectors. thank you for your beautiful expression of art and feeling, Love You for all You Do.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iris15 Nice
I do lije this key but first one I ordered had missing stone and 2nd one that came was to pale .. Wish better stones would be used.
Rated 3 out of 5 by JayneH Beekeeper not keeping bee key
I love this key design. It is so beautiful, but due to drab iolite and a so-so opal, I could not justify spending the money for this key. I was really looking forward to this key because I am an amateur beekeeper and love the little bee on this key. I sadly returned it. The apatite and pink garnet stones were very nice, but they could not overcome the lackluster iolites.
Rated 1 out of 5 by BesottedwithEskies Poor quality stores
Very disappointed in the quality of the iolites and the opal. The iolites were brown rather than brilliant blue. The opal resembled a jelly bean.
Rated 5 out of 5 by heathera Absolute work of art
I can't even express how stunning this key is. Definitely similar to her couture pieces. It has dimension that you can't see in the QVC photos and video - it is thick and rounded in the back. The detail on the carving and in the gemstones is exceptional. I've read other reviews / comments online from those who didn't receive high quality stones, but I lucked out and got a total winner. This is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I own - gorgeous.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traleigh Lifeless gems
After waiting over 2 weeks to finally get this, so disappointed.
I am a major Bixby collector.
The opal is yellowish and cloudy. No fiery blues, pinks coming out.
The iolite are dull and light in color.
Garnets are also dull.
Could have been a winner, as the design itself is beautifil,but unfortunately the gems are a failure.