Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by maggiemink Beautiful
Everytime I wear this I get a compliment! Even from men ! It lays very nicely and compliments your decletay. I love it like all bbix pieces
Rated 5 out of 5 by anniemeta Eastern Elegance
At first, I debated about the price before purchasing, but after analyzing my decision with this stunner in my hand, it was a definite keeper. I love the combo of onyx and rhodolite together. There is something about black and pink together - very French, soft vs. strong, love(rhodolite) & protection(onyx). Whatever that connection, it works. This necklace has a grace and elegance. It could be worn with anything from jeans with great boots to black tie. My only wish is that the actual charms be spaced over one. It could be just my bone structure. I'm sure that Barbara carefully balanced this. I saw this on line and ordered it. Then I saw Barbara wearing it later in the show and was happy I did. I almost feel when I look at it, that it's a one of a kind piece. The eastern link is handcrafted and just....lovely. Barbara's rhodolite is always gorgeous. The faceted onyx briollettes add even more grace and texture. This piece should be given more......praise because of that elegance and texture combo adding up to an eye catching masterpiece. I picture this piece to be something Barbara would wear to a wedding. Sometimes people purchase those charm necklaces (Pan......) where you keep adding charms - WHY? This looks great in the bracelets, but not.....on the neck. When you look at Barbara's planning and design in this
necklace, you will know WHAT A CHARM NECKLACE REALLY LOOKS LIKE!
Rated 5 out of 5 by arldeb A Simple Everyday Piece of Beauty
Being a fan of Barbara's for 12 years and having well over 150 pieces of wearable art I can not understand the negative reviews. This closure she has been using for years even on her couture line and it has worked to perfection. When I first received this necklace I wore it everyday to test it out and had no problems with it coming open at all. The only problems I ran into was other people looking at my neck at the rare simple elegance of this piece and asking me where did I get it from? It can be worn with other pieces, such as her keys of life. There are also many earrings in Barbara's collection that this will already match up beautifully with and if your a new collector simple at it's best will work.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Raredolls Pricey but love it
This never had an on air presentation but I saw Barbara wearing it last time she was on and loved it. It has the perfect combination with the uniqueness of the eastern chain and the stones that make it feminine. I received it last week and wore it almost everyday since. I haven't had a problem with latch but I do tighten it once it's on because I feel that it could come loose. I also like the shorter length, it stands out with everything I wear. One of my favorite necklaces.
Rated 5 out of 5 by starbright Lovely!
I never, I mean never, write reviews, but I must comment on this purchase. I have admired Barbara Bixby designs before and already had one of her beautiful rings, which I treasure. I rarely buy myself an "expensive" piece of jewelry, but I have been looking for a special necklace and decided to try this one without a presentation of it on TV (don't know why it was never shown). I also bought the new bangle bracelet with black sapphires and garnets. They are both beautiful! I don't understand the negative reviews. I'm very picky, and I found this up to standard. It is sweet but sexy, made very well, sits perfectly on the neck, and, most importantly, I received compliments the first time I wore it. It can go dressy or more casual. I recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by motherinlaw Must write a positive review.....
Having read the first of the reviews for this necklace from Barbara Bixby, I was saddened to not read one positive one.
I ordered mine as soon as it appeared for purchase and received it in the traditional Barbara Bixby box and pouch. I can certainly understand the dismay from those of you who did not receive the correct packaging....presentation means so much.
The necklace is exactly what I thought it would be and I wore it immediately all day to a meeting. It is not super heavy yet it is not a feather lightweight. The onyx stones are brilliant and the piece is feminine in its overall design. I do know of the Laotian site that was referred to in one review but I do not have any pieces from that site. They are substantial overall and I must believe that Barbara wanted a somewhat softer look....just my opinion.
I may have my jeweler look over the clasp which could have been heavier but unless there is a significant problem I see no reason to fix it if it isn't broke.
Please allow yourself the joy of entertaining the purchase of this beautiful peaceful necklace from Barbara Bixby. She did a wonderful job and you need to see it for yourself.
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeeBling Not a good value
Very surprised at how smal this piece was. But the materials and cut of the stones were very well done. I probably would have kept this as I have other chains that are part of this collection, but the faster on this necklace , a decorative hook, was difficult to catch and fasten the necklace. Actually I could even get it fastened once!!!! I'm a Bixby fan but did not want to keep such an expensive piece that had such problems with its closure mechanism. I returned this necklace.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Favorite Son Waaaaaay Overpriced
This is a pretty necklace but it is very lightweight and way overpriced for the amount of sterling delivered. The small amount of stone work simply doesn't explain the staggering price difference between this item and other Laotian chain items available elsewhere in the market. Also, my $500 necklace arrived in a cheap QVC pouch, which is unacceptable for a piece of designer jewelry. I was expecting a weighty necklace with sizeable stones. I received a thin, limp necklace with tiny dangles that move around because they have no heft. Returning.