Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Large Multi-Gemstone & Leather Cuff
Unlike Anything Else- Spectacular!
I don't know where to begin about this bracelet. It is absolutely unique and so much better in person than the photos. The leather looks like black lacquer, the effect is like a Chinese coromandel screen, encrusted with gems. It is so exquisite and will definitely be something I pass down through the family. If you are a collector of Bixby, this is a very wearable must-have, especially on easy pay.
This is an amazing cuff. Beautiful, well made and substantial. The bracelet is wide, which is what I expected. I usually wear an 8 inch bracelet and was concerned about how the large would fit. Just as I thought, the width of the bracelet causes it to fit really snug, to the point of being kind of uncomfortable. Because of the tight fit, I know I wouldn't wear this much. I tried it around the house for a couple of days, but I just couldn't get over the tight fit. Those of you who have been stalking this piece, I'm returning the large in the next day or so. boo hoo. I'm sad. It's a beauty.
A piece of art
The amount of handwork in this cuff is remarkable - thesapphire stones, shell and pearl are expertly set. The cuff if leather but that's not obvious, meaning you don't look like Motorcycle Mama wearing it. The hinged cuff goes on easily. There's a tremendous amount of silverwork - less gold than I expected - but the piece is not unduly heavy. It's the most expensive piece of Bixby QVC sells and when compared with the price of other items and designer pieces that do not use real gemstones or even real leather, it is a good value.