J153809 - Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K 2.00 ct tw Pave' Gemstone Cross
A precious gift from my sweet Momma!
Received this today as a gift from my Momma. We are very close and live four hours apart. We are both QVC queens and I mentioned the other day I didn't have any Bixby...a few days later the rhodolite cross was in my mailbox! I think it is beautiful. This is my birthstone, and both of my sons on in the hospital right now from a bone marrow transplant and the other has cancer. So I will cherish this gift and never part with it. The stones are all beautiful and very sparkly and perfectly matched to each other. My clasp works perfectly. It's a work of art, and I couldn't be happier. It is not dull at all to me. I can't wait to expand my Bixby collection. :)
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT !!
Barbara, I don't know how you do it. I have four crosses and love them all. I bought the rhodolite (#3) then had to get the London Blue (#4). They are the same crosses but entirely different. I can wear the London Blue with my BB Mosaic Opal Ring and BB white pearls, very fancy. And of course the rhodolite looks great with black beads or a fancy silver necklace, very funky.
Just received this cross and it is the dullest piece of BB I've ever seen. I do own quite a few of her pieces that I love. Pink Stones do not shine, silver is tarnished, pearls are dull and you can't see the detail in the gold because everythings sooooo DULL! I ordered this piece and cancelled it because of price....then I just went for it. Should have followed my first instinct and not ordered this. The price is very high and the quality does not live up to the price....sorry. Sending it back. This piece looked Great under the TV lights....lol!
Favorite enhancer so far
I missed out during the last easy pay, I was sure I would get it this time. Just couldn't choose which one. I decided on the rodolite. It is fabulous and funky. Looks so good with black. Maybe next time I'll get the London Blue.
Thank you Barbara for the safety clasp, Some of my earlier pieces don't have one and I almost lost my first topaz cross.
I have had the same trusted jeweler since I purchased my first gemstone & 14K ring when I was 18. If I want some bling, I go to his shop and either pick something out or order something custom. Buying a mass-produced piece of jewelry (by mail, no less) is still a concept that is hard for me to get used to. I ordered the rhodolite version of this cross because I loved the gothic look with the black pearls. The cross I received had beautiful black pearls on all 4 ends of the cross but the pearl in the middle was GREEN! So, back it went and the next one came. Through the plastic baggie I could see all 5 pearls matched but before I could open it, I also saw one teeny tiny rhodolite stone at the bottom of the bag. I brought the cross to my office to ship it back to the Q but first showed my husband. Without telling me, he took it to my jeweler to be repaired. On one hand I'm glad because I really, really want to own this gorgeous cross but on the other hand, I should not have to take brand "new" merchandise for a repair! And now my jeweler knows I've been cheating on him with Barbara Bixby. I love her designs so much but I do not have the time or patience to play the buy & return game. I recently returned 4 Bixby items all due to quality issues. Stick a fork in me.
Had to get all Three...
There is such beauty in this design that I just had to own them even though I don't practice any particular faith..
Beautiful Rhodolite Cross!
This cross and the matching ring were my first Barbara Bixby pieces. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!! The cross is absolutely the most beautiful cross I own. The detail is amazing and the combination of the rhodolite and pearls is truly breathtaking. It really spoke to me when Barbara related the meaning behind the cross. I could use some Amazing Grace. Thank you for bringing such beautiful jewelry and I am sure I will own many more of her pieces.
A Work of Art
This enhancer (blue topaz) is exquisite in design, workmanship, and the color of the stones. I thought perhaps the London blue gems might be too dark, but in the light they gleam with a heart of blue flame which is intoxicating. I have tried this cross on many chains, both short and long, but mine looks best on a 16-inch strand of creamy white pearls, which positions the piece right in the hollow of my neck. The pearls are a stunning contrast to the deep color of the topaz, and each time I wear the cross this way, I get multiple compliments.
As a rule, I always try out each new piece of jewelry by wearing it every day for at least a week, to make certain there are no problems, and that I continue to enjoy it. This enhancer passed that test with flying colors. The price is rather high, but I think of this sophisticated Bixby creation as an heirloom, which I shall surely leave to one of my granddaughters.
I agree with Barbara, she said she originally made the the rhodolite cross and that it was more rock and roll looking. I completely agree! The black pearls mixed with the rhodolite pave stones is so rock and roll. I just love it. I purchased the london blue cross a while back and unfortunately it was stolen! I think I like the rhodolite even better, it suits me more and I will be able to wear it with more of my clothing.
I ordered in the rhodolite and was extremely pleased. Stones are exceptional quality and the size of the cross isn't too large and does not look tacky at all. It's very tasteful and versatile!
Another great cross from Barbara!! I didn't get this as the tsv but now am glad I purchased the yellow sapphire before it is totally gone. It is stunning in person. The yellow sapphires are not stones you see all the time, and it is rare to see them in designer jewelry pieces. The color is gorgeous, and they sparkle and blend beautifully with the green pearls on the cross. I did have to polish up some very oxidized parts but overall I do like that it is oxidized. My friend who sells high-end Bixby loves this cross and couldn't believe the price. It looks gorgeous on the neckline and I either wear this one up high, or on a much longer chain, and it also looks great with the kiwi pearls. One of your best crosses, Barbara!!
Can wear with anything
I wanted this when it was a TSV...why did I wait so long??? It is a timeless piece that will go with anything...love it on pearls, a cord, worn high, or low...I love to wear simple clothes with striking accessories...this fills the bill...Love Barbara'sattention to detail ...the back is lovely!!! The cost per wear will be pennies...a bargain !!!