J308468

Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Carved Abalone Butterfly Charm

Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Carved Abalone Butterfly Charm
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$150.00

Description
No flight of fancy here, this fluttering butterfly charm is the real deal when it comes to beautiful adornments. Its secret to soaring is shimmering carved abalone wings with zigzag-detailed sterling silver edges. Graceful in its design, the butterfly charm showcases a sparkling tsavorite body with an 18K gold flower accent on the bail. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K gold
  • Total tsavorite gemstone weight is approximately 0.10 carat; gemstone weight is not given for abalone
  • Butterfly design; body is formed with textured zigzag edges, carved abalone wings, and faceted tsavorite gemstones in prong settings; carved butterfly motif on back
  • Textured bail with 18K gold flower accent
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 1/2"W
  • Made in China

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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucky Me Charming little Butterfly! I love this piece. I purchased it to wear on my Pandora bracelet. BTW: all BB charms and spacers on the Pandora bracelet. It is gorgeous. My butterfly is muted like another reviewer mentioned. It is not the bright little guy you see in the picture but I love him. The green gemstones sparkle and the silver is perfect. I love the round bail and the little gold accent flower is darling. This is a keeper. You will have to take a chance on the color of Abalone you receive. I recommend you take the chance. 07-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by So bummed! I've been eyeing this for awhile and jumped on it on 'easy does it' day. It arrived in almost record speed. But that's where the happiness ends. The silver work was gorgeous but the abalone looked NOTHING like the photo. It was mostly this pale purple color that bordered on gray. No blues or greens at all. Sad thing was I couldn't exchange it because it was no longer available. Not happy. I guess you take your chances. I'll try again if it comes back in stock. 03-17-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Totally Disappointed!! I was totally disappointed with this purchase. The tsavorite stones in the body of the butterfly were crooked and cracked. The bail did not swing freely. It would only move to the left. The bail was twisted and jammed up somehow that I couldn't even put it on a necklace. The only thing this had going for it was the weight of the silver for the size. Totally not worth the money. At $ 170.00 for a charm to get it home, I expected much, much more. Especially from Barbara Bixby. Total Disappointment! It has been returned! 03-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful! I received this charm and immediately put it on a chain. It is perfect. The tsavorite sparkles and compliments the abalone. The down side is it does not have the enhancer clasp which opens. The up side is once threaded through a chain, it will not come lose and fall off. 02-18-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by love Barbara's designs so glad the Abalone butterfly came back in stock, the colors are FAB and it is the perfect size (not big or to small) 08-20-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY I was torn on ordering this charm because I had ordered the butterfly ring and was on the wait list forever before I received it. When I finally got the ring it was a total disappointment, the abalone was muddy looking, no beautiful purples or blues. I had to return it. As soon as I received my package I tore it open praying it would be a substantial Barbara Bixby piece. I WAS SO PLEASED! THIS CHARM IS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL WITH ALL THE COLORS ONE WOULD EXPECT IN A PIECE OF ABALONE BUT IT COULD BE AN ENHANCER!!! THE SIZE IS PERFECT AND I IMMEDIATELY RAN TO MY JEWELRY BOX, GRABBED A CHAIN. AND PUT IT ON. THE TSAVORITE AND ABALONE TOGETHER MAKE A STUNNING PIECE OF ART WORK! IF YOU'RE ON THE FENCE ABOUT PURCHASING THIS GO AHEAD AND DO IT. I PROMISE YOU, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! THANK YOU BARBARA FOR ANOTHER PIECE OF ABSOLUTELY STUNNING JEWELRY!!!!!! 08-14-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colorful Butterfly! Mine is beautiful , mine is even more colorful than the one in the photo! 02-13-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! First if one understands the difference between a charm and an enhancer, reads the size measurement, for a charm this is not small. The majority of the piece is the butterfly, and it has presence and makes a statement because of the design and materials. It looks good on its own, but adds a really special note in combination with other pieces. In my case I have the scull abalone bracelet and I am not generally one to do matched sets. The abalone in the bracelet is mainly dark blues and purples with black and flashes of green and teal tones. So I purchased the amethyst sword charm, and this butterfly to create an ensemble. Because abalone has so many color variances, I was hoping for a butterfly with the darker richer tones and that is what I got. The green stones really stand out and the carving defines the butterfly, while taking advantage of the natural beauty of the shell. It will add a nice touch to other pieces and is very versatile . Highly recommend this piece! 04-18-13
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