Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Gemstone Grasshopper Enhancer

Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Gemstone Grasshopper Enhancer

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A Note from the Designer

"The Japanese revere the grasshopper's song, believing the moon inspires its music. In China, the grasshopper is a symbol of happiness, good health, good luck, abundance, and virtue. Native Americans consider the grasshopper a harbinger of joyful news. The grasshopper springs us into magical realms and teaches us to see the 'big picture.' The lines of its body are perfect for a three-dimensional sculpture. Green quartz promotes growth and abundance, and I've placed a green-toned mother-of-pearl under Limon® quartz to give it a luminescent glow. The amethyst, a crown chakra stone, is specially carved for the grasshopper's head and is a stone of intuition, spirituality, and mediation."

—Barbara Bixby

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Jump on it! And pick up this sterling silver enhancer. It's sure to bring good luck. The dimensional grasshopper motif has a fancy-cut checkerboard faceted green mother-of-pearl and lemon quartz doublet body, a carved oval amethyst cabochon head, a satin-finished 18K yellow gold bead tail, and a signature flower at the neck. Beaded and zigzag details complete the darling design. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Gemstone weight is not given
  • Fancy-cut checkerboard faceted green mother-of-pearl and lemon quartz doublet body; carved oval amethyst cabochon head; satin finished 18K yellow gold bead tail; signature flower at neck; beaded and zigzag details
  • Highly polished
  • Oxidized finish
  • Snap-hinge bail with figure-eight safety catch
  • Including bail, measures approximately 2-3/4"L x 1"W
  • Made in China

Note: All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Also, many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty and many colored cultured pearls are color-enhanced. Click here for important information on permanence and any special care requirements.


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Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Gemstone Grasshopper Enhancer 4.2 5 115 115
Too expensive, but love it I love this pendant but it is too expensive. QVC think of us all on a budget. 05-16-15
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. 02-03-15
True Artistry 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. 01-31-15
BEAUTIFUL ART WORK HERE! Large and beautiful. I love this pendant and get lots of compliments when I wear it. 01-03-15
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 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. 10-02-14
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 ;) 09-05-14
Collectible 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 04-27-14
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. 04-21-14
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. 03-27-14
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! 02-12-14
FABULOUS! 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'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 02-11-14
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!! 02-08-14
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