J158626 - Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K 3.40 ct tw Garnet Ring
"Beautiful" covers it all. A very striking ring. I was very pleased with this purchase. It looks like it's sold out but if it comes back in stock and you were thinking about it, just order it before it sells out again......you won't be disappointed
My husband purchased this ring for me as a Christmas present, at my request. It is the most gorgeous ring I own. I especially love the unusual combination of gemstones. I've never seen a flourite stone, and it is a lovely shade of green. The large emerald cut in the center really stands out against the deeper surrounding stones of garnet and onyx. The ring sparkles, as all the stones are faceted. What a wonderful Christmas gift. Barbara is by far my favorite jewelry designer! I'm never disappointed. Please don't ever leave QVC Barbara!! I'd never be able to afford your designs elsewhere!
Different than anything else I own.
The large stone (Flourite) in the middle is definitely green and not blue as it appears to look like a blue topaz type stone online. The signature Bixby satin finish yellow gold flowers on each side of the ring are intricate in detail. The onyx and garnet stones appear set securily in sterling silver and are very beautiful and sparkle nicely. The ring sits up high on the finger and could potentially catch delicate materials or sweaters as well as knitted or crocheted type apparel, blankets, etc.
In all honesty, this ring appeals to me when I look at it because it is so very different and a unique find from many of the items in jewelry stores or online. Barbara Bixby definitely has a uniquely her style in jewelry design. However, I am conservative in most of the jewelry I wear and it would take a special occasion, night out, or cocktail dress that would cause me to pull this item from my jewelry box. I have thought about returning it many times as it is something I might wear once or twice per year at most. When discussing the ring with my husband I refer to it as my "creepy ring" since to me, it has an eerie, dark appearance in some ways. My husband on the other hand finds it very interesting and likes that it is different than what I normally would purchase or wear, thus I have decided to keep it.
Having the ring on easy-pay cements my decision to keep the item as opposed to returning it for a refund. For the gemstone and silver weight of this ring, it seems to be a good value. The ring is very beautiful in an exotic way and I like that it is so different. Very eye catching as well. Someone will likely notice when you have this ring on. I waivered between 4 and 5 stars on this item, but overall, it is excellent in style, value, and appearance. WTG Barbara!!
Spectacular and Unusual
I have no idea why I ordered this ring as the picture did nothing for me. But in person it is probably the biggest surprise I've ever had from BB. I have two boxes full of her QVC items, 40 or 50 rings, and I can't take this one off! The flourite is the most crystalline green, that perfect color of tropical water. The garnets pack a lot of punch as a contrast to the flourite, and the onyx to my eye serves mainly as a backdrop. What I can say is that the whole effect sparkles like crazy! I usually pick rings to wear that more or less match what I'm wearing, but with this baby, I don't care what color palette I'm wearing. This ring is coming along for the ride!
My favorite ring!
I considered this ring for awhile, but hesitated to buy it, thinking that the design might be "busy." However, when it arrived, it was a stunningly detailed design with a wonderful combination of colors. It is a substantial piece of "real" jewelry! I have many, many rings and it may be my all-time favorite - thank you, Barbara Bixby, for your
I think my title says it ALL!! this ring is absolutely gorgeous in every aspect. I have received many compliments. I would absolutely wear this rings as a wedding ring it's that beautiful. I wished more of her expensive pieces were on easy pay. I truly Love Barbara Bixby's designs...THE BEST
snags really bad
The ring is beautiful! The stones work somewhat well together. A bit much black onyx though. I find that Barbara Bixby's rings have a prong issue. The prongs are way off, some higher, some lower and not even. The prongs snag things really bad. I don't feel I should have to "pluck" my rings : ( The prongs in this ring are defective really bad. They are crooked and stick up and grab hairs, clothing and I am tired of plucking them. I don't know if it is worth the trouble to keep it. I thought Barbara payed close attention to detail. Not in this ring do I see that.
My husband bought me this ring for my birthday and the moment I saw it I loved it. It is very exotic and the color combo is very different. It is a very bold ring - I wear on my middle finger. Several people grab my hand to see it and ask about the stones. I am careful with the ring because the middle stone Flourite is somewhat soft according to gemstone books - so just know that! Fantastic ring!
This ring has a TON of dimension. LOVE every detail...LOVE the combination of gems. Watch the video attached to this ring and you will be impressed. Thank you, Barbara, you are a TRUE ARTIST :)
I love Barbras style
I love the way this ring feels on my finger, I enjoy the size and heftiness. The color of the rhodolite and flourite is a bit muted, perhaps because of the onyx stones that surround it.
I purchased this ring before it was even presented on air because I knew it was going to be beautiful and that it would sell out quickly and I was right. It is a beautiful ring. The Green Flourite, the Brazilian Garnets, and the Black Onyz complement each other so well and the Green Flourite and Brazilian Garnets are so crisp, clean, clear, and are just exceptional stones. It is definately one of my favorite pieces and I own 49 pieces of Barbara's jewelry and love them all.
This is truly a masterpiece of color and workmanship. I own many Bixby rings and this is my favorite so far. I say "so far" because I feel that she keeps outdoing herself. The design is pleasing and well-balanced and the colors are rich and unusual in combination. I am happy to wear this ring and anything else by Barbara Bixby. Thank you, Barbara Bixby!