J266242

Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Carved Mother-of-Pearl Buddha Charm

$199.75

or 4 Easy Pays of $49.93

+ S&H and tax

A Note from the Designer

"My Buddha is one of my most beloved pieces. He's incredibly detailed when reinterpreted as a mini pendant. I added a blue topaz gemstone flower to the Buddha's headdress to complement his energy and to symbolize compassion, love, and harmony. You can wear him alone, with any of the other charms in my collection or with enhancers like the Hamsa, Om, etc."

—Barbara Bixby

Description
Serenity now. Feel peaceful and polished with this designer spin on the Buddha. A carved white mother-of-pearl Buddha face sits beneath a beaded sterling silver cap adorned with a round, faceted London blue topaz flower design. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Total blue topaz weight is approximately 0.10 carat; gemstone weight is not given for mother-of-pearl
  • Carved, fancy white mother-of-pearl Buddha face with beaded sterling silver hat with round, faceted London blue topaz in flower design; one satin-finish 18K yellow gold hoop dangles from sterling silver earlobe; oxidized finish
  • Snap bail with figure-eight safety catch; beaded and zigzag detail
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 5/8"W
  • Made in China

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Important Details

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About Barbara Bixby
Barbara Bixby

Jewelry designer Barbara Bixby began her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City at the age of 16. Although she started out with a focus on sculpture, she soon fell in love with jewelry design. "I love what I do as a jewelry designer. I am extremely lucky to have found my passion early for what would ultimately become my career," enthused Bixby.

After finishing her education, Bixby took a variety of jobs that allowed her to become more familiar with the world of fine jewelry. Eventually she was asked to design a personal collection for an established designer that was the initial inspiration to create her current collections.

In need of fresh inspiration, Bixby spent a year traveling the world and painting. Upon her return, she continued to develop collections for many highly renowned design houses before moving on to create her own intricate pieces. "My current collection is my most exciting undertaking to date. I use the jewelry medium to create a piece of art, with precious metal as my three-dimensional canvas and gemstones as my color palette."

Each piece combines Bixby's distinctive drawing style, her love of symbolism, and the unique attributes of gemstones. Her influences and inspirations come from a variety of sources - some as far-reaching as Asia and Europe and others as personal as her garden and country home. More than anything, though, her love of art has remained the driving force behind her work.

"I love to see people take my jewelry and make it their own. The way we present ourselves is an expression of our greatest work of art, the soul."

Round Cut

The round is the most common type of brilliant cut and falls into the same category as the heart, oval, marquise, and pear. Over three-quarters of diamonds are round cut. All brilliants feature at least 58 facets and are known for their incredible fire and sparkle.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Why can't I give zero stars I broke down and bought this charm to round out my collection that I love. I was hesitant because of the price. When I got it home though I was happy with it, until the 3rd time I wore it, came home to take it off, and all that was left was the silver cap part. The mother of pearl face was totally missing. I had written another review stating about the same thing and got a message that it was not going to be posted for….whatever reasons. Wish I would have kept a copy of both. Well, we will see if this one goes through. 02-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful! Barbara Bixby provides some of the most beautiful mother of pearl, period. Then, add to the mix - the lovely, lively carving on this piece. It "lives!" I adore this little treasure! 09-28-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE THIS COLLECTION ! I have the whole Buddha collection, earrings, ring and charm and I love it all. I particular love to wear in the summer. My "go to" collection for jeans. 01-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Left Apart 3 times I love Barbara's jewelry but this charm has fallen apart 3 times. Luckily I noticed it immediately and was able to find the pieces. The catch is very loose and the face fell out. I have had it repaired professionally 2 times. 3 times the charm so people say.......I am calling Customer Service to complain. Sooooo very sad because I love this. 09-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfectly Charming! I originally purchased this charm to put on my BB leather bracelet. I will wear him on the bracelet but I will also wear this charm on my BB necklaces. He's a hefty little piece and very well made. Unlike another reviewer, I think this charm is on the larger size but still a good size for bracelets. The amount of silver and the fabulous carving of the mother of pearl face has to be timely and expensive. I've had this little guy on my wish list for a long while and decided to make the purchase. I would love to purchase all of the Bixby pieces on my wish list all at once but one needs to pay for the mortgage! I will treasure this piece for a long time to come. 02-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr. Right! I received my charm yesterday in the mail...he was perfect! The carving was exquisite, the topaz were brilliant blue and every detail was in place. How wonderful in something that is a square inch?! I have to politely disagree with the other reviewer...the charm is perfect size for a charm. One wouldn't want a large charm clunking around the wrist - it could become damaged. I now own the Buddha ring, earrings, enhancer and charm and they are some of the most Sacred pieces of jewelry that I own. Namaste! 09-17-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by STUNNING,DISTINCT PIECE!!! I was gifted this some time ago;I recently wore it on the Bixby TSV necklace adapting it to hang with a silk cord between the two rings. I received so many compliments!!! As always, Barbara's pieces are unique, well-made, and versatile. 10-19-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by VERY DISAPPOINTED My jaw hit the floor when I opened the box...it was so small. For the amount of money spent on this purchase I expected something more impressive, both in size and quality of materials used. Wore it around the house a few times trying to establish an emotional connection, but all I felt was foolish for spending so much money. Had purchased the set - ring, earrings and charm. Sent them all back. 07-12-12
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