Barbara Bixby Sterling/18K Gemstone Grasshopper Enhancer
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I receive compliments every time I wear this, even from my jeweler. The quartz is quite striking. The mother of pearl she put under it is genius. I wear it with her 25" necklace which accents it.
I have never owned a piece of jewelry that garnered so many comments, all complimentary. I share with these folks that years ago, an Asian philosophy professor told the class that grasshoppers held a special place in Asian spiritual life because they soar and can only move forward. Thanks, Barbara, for the perfect reminder!
This is my favorite piece of jewelry ever, and I have a lot of high-end pieces. The details Barbara has incorporated into this piece, and the matching ring which I also bought, are amazing. I wear this enhancer daily and receive continuing positive comments from everyone who sees it. Thank you Barbara for your gift of such amazing talent and sharing it with all of us.
Amazing piece. Worth the price. I own the grasshopper ring as well. Very happy with my purchase.
ONE OF A KIND
Well...I will never be the same when it comes to jewelry and it's Ms. Bixby's fault :P Her design ability is so cool, origingal, and unique that I don't care to wear my classic pieces anymore :( Very stylish and cool! (and I love it more than my older QVC expensive stampato gold bracelets and such :D).
I bought this on a whim and I am thrilled. This is such an unusual piece and a great conversation starter if you find yourself in a situation where you don't know anyone. I have a collection of what I consider summer jewelry and can't wait for spring to wear this on a simple black cord. Looking forward to finding the perfect Bixby chain for it.
I'm really heartbroken over this. I finally was able to purchase one of these after waiting what seems like a year or two anyway the one i got had really uneven sized legs and back she went. Now they are gone. Very disappointed. I apologize to Barbara as I'm sure it was'nt her fault.
Very special piece
Lovely artisan signature enhancer! Only wish would be for a slightly larger bale or at least smoother articulation of the bale and o-ring. Beautiful glowing green stone. Looks great with higher quality labradorite earrings. Very complimentary pieces even if the earrings are yellow gold. I prefer mine on s shorter chain so the pendant gets all the attention.
My absolute treasure!
I wanted this since the first time I saw it and finally snatched it up for an event price and on easy pay. I am in awe of this piece. It is as if Barbara took something a fairy queen would wear and up-sized it for humans! Perfect, flawless, the doublet that makes up the body absolutely glows with an indescribably beautiful ethereal green. I am not a small person and this is of substantial size so it's just perfect for me. LOVE! By far the crown jewel of my collection.
Thank you, Barbara! TEN STARS!
I ordered this last year, it was on easy-pay, so I could manage it. I wanted it for so long! It had sold out, then returned, and I was so happy to get it! I wear it on a leather cord around my neck and the compliments just keep coming! And I must say, from the compliments come from the "hippest" people! I adore this! Yes, it's pricey. But I'd rather have one thing I really want than several things that are just OK.
I have a lot of jewelry from QVC but NOTHING gets noticed like this piece! I have never had men ask me about a pendant but they do when I wear this piece. I wore it to Arizona on vacation just after getting it. People would stop me and ask about it. I had a park ranger stop me and ask about it. Then another one stopped me on my way out because she had heard about it from the first one. It is as beautiful as it was on tv and has an aura about it. People love it when I tell them that is stands for a "leap of faith". Most people think I had it designed for me by designer and that it is a one of a kind piece. I don't know why others haven't loved it. By the way I am 5'3" I wear it on a 36" long chain. If you want to create a stir and be noticed by everyone then this is your piece. I bought it because of it's beauty and originality but a little attention isn't bad either. I LOVE IT!!!
Didn't WOW me
I had to return this piece. I wanted to love it, but just couldn't.
The clasp would not open for me. Instead of prying it and possibly breaking it, I evaluated it and came to the conclusion it just wasn't worth the price. The stones are dull, not that I minded the amethyst being dull, but the body was very dull.
I've gotten fussy with what I choose to wear. When I saw it presented on TV, I HAD to have it. What a disappointment.