Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Gemstone Grasshopper Enhancer
Superb work, just not for me
I have coveted this pendant for the longest time and I finally purchased it. I must say that the workmanship is quite remarkable, but in terms of the perceived value, I'm just not that impressed. The color of the grasshopper's body is enhanced when viewed on television versus seeing it in person. If gold was still trending at between $1700-$2200 an ounce I might be able to equate the price versus the tiny amount of 18K gold dabbed at both ends of the body, but it's not. I'm not opposed to spending money on jewelry - this item just wasn't a good buy for me. You may deem otherwise. It is quite unique.
This is one of my favorite pieces of silver and gemstone jewelry. There is a lot of detail and it is just so interesting. I never fail to get complements when I wear it. Barbara Bixby's jewelry continually surprises, amazes, and delights.
BEAUTIFUL ART WORK HERE!
Large and beautiful. I love this pendant and get lots of compliments when I wear it.
A REAL SHOW HOPPER !
I MEAN STOP-HER ! This is a piece of work! At first view I thought this was insanely bizarre to wear, I don't like bugs of any kind but after a few revisits....the grasshopper had me hooked !! It is abit pricey but gotta say wore it once to a bridal shower and I felt like some of the attention was about me. IT IS DIFFERENT....and QVC knows how to present it to want it and the women there wanted to know where I got it. NEVER would have bought it for the price....the little bit of gold on it is just that for the asking price. It was a farewell gift from a bunch of co-workers so ...it was a going away gift.Going out for dinner with those girls tomorrow night to show it off and I think it will be a hit again.
Love My Little Guy!
I had my eye on this piece for a while but since it was at a higher price point it sat on my wish list. That is until my birthday when my mom surprised me with it! Thank you mommy! I love him! This piece is everything I thought it would be and beyond. Gorgeous! It's an investment but so worth it! If you're a BB fan and collector this piece is required ;)
Debated about making this purchase for a long time but decided to make "the leap of faith" pendant is beautiful. Enjoy all of the descriptions for grasshoppers which were provided - "always moves forward not backwards or sideways" "dances to their own music" and of course "leap of faith". Was concerned it was going to be too large, but it is perfect. Definitely a conversation starter with strangers, not a great item for introverts because you are going to get lots of questions or comments. Packaging for me was beautiful - came in a BB box with a pouch. Major investment piece for me, especially since it is a novelty purchase but well worth it
Can't Help But Love This Piece
Well, you can't say it's not unique...if you are unique you will probably love this enhancer as much as I do. I have even worn it with pearls! I have the ring as well...I call them Harry and Hedda Hopper( they are like family). Seriously, I have grown very attached to them ,as have others. They are like characters and are adorably lovely.
Not as nice as it looks on TV
This enhancer is definitely not a $400.00 item. Maybe $200.00 because of the intricate silver work. The stones, while pretty, are not high dollar stones. I sent it back because I felt it was way over priced.
I Finally Got a Hopper!
I have thought about ordering this grasshopper enhancer for 18 months. After Barbara's most recent on-air presentation of the enhancer, I finally ordered and received it! What a intricate, elaborate, beautiful piece of art. I am so happy to own this "Leap of Faith" hopper. I wish I could afford one of everything that Barbara designs!
I was not familiar with Barbara Bixby but caught the presentation recently
and decided to take a chance with this little guy. I was not sure if the value
would be there as the parts separately are not really valuable, silver, dab
of gold etc.....it's what was done with these components that make the value
truly an art piece!
Now that I have this Bixby piece as well as her necklace to hang it on
I am sure I will not hesitate to purchase more items, in fact I am taking a chance
on the snake bangle also pricey but if the ARTIST element is present as it is in
this grasshopper I am sure it will be a keeper as well!
My Granddaughter is so captivated by this guy she has already called it
as her own when I tire of it, she is 5 with great taste! LOL
Best Grasshopper Ever!!!
Just got this little green guy today for an early Valentine's Day present from my husband and love it. What a striking enhancer. Bold and beautiful. My daughters were here when I opened the package and can't wait to borrow it. Looks great on the BB textured link necklace. I highly recommend this piece. Pricey but worth it!!
Love this as I do the ring. I got 3 more items as well all 5 star. Mine came beautifully boxed in her box and had a romance card as well don't know what happened to the other person that got this. By the way , you are paying for her ART. If you can find this fine of art for fifty dollars please tell me where lol.