Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Multi-Gemstone Heart & Skull Key Enhancer

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A Note from the Designer

Flames represent the fire of eternal love and the immortality of the soul. They're represented here in pavé pink garnet—a stone of love, compassion, and joy. I used 18K rose gold to symbolize the triumph of the spirit over matter. Amazonite is said to awaken compassion and create peace. I've added the skull, which is another symbol of eternity, as well as a beautifully carved section of mother-of-pearl to signify truth and purity.

—Barbara Bixby

Turn-key style. From the crystal quartz and amazonite heart doublet at the top, to the carved, white mother-of-pearl skull at the bottom, this enhancer delivers effortless style to a necklace or chain already in your collection. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Total garnet weight is approximately 0.35 carat; gemstone weight is not given for opaque gemstones
  • Heart doublet made up of bezel-set crystal quartz top and amazonite backing; vine design overlay; matte-finish, 18K yellow gold flower; zigzag and bead design border; oxidized; pave set garnets above heart and on key; carved white mother-of-pearl with skull head and a signature 18K yellow gold flower
  • Snap hinge bail with safety catch accommodates most chains
  • Measures approximately 2-1/2"L x 3/4"W
  • Made in China

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Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Multi-Gemstone Heart & Skull Key Enhancer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love OMG this Key Enhancer is everything, I waited and waited undecided whether I should buy it, finally I did and I am so so happy, the colors, the details, everything about this piece is beautiful. I have been wearing it non stop since it arrived. If your on the fence about getting just do it you wont be sorry.!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Key Design This is my third Bixby key. This is my favorite key design. I have worn it everyday since it arrived. Only question I have is whether the skeleton eyes should be black. Dark grey is what I got. Black would be more dramatic. Expensive to give as gift
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty piece!! I only did 4 stars as I think it's overpriced but I'm keeping it. I love the meaning and have several of Barbara's pieces especially her crosses are some of my favorites too, from her website and from QVC. I think her enhancers are very unique and different.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from On The Fence I purchased this unfortunately at the full price. With shipping and tax it comes out approximately $360.00. I am factoring cost in with quality of item. I gave it three stars because of high price and it was a return. It has the return label on package and the skull's eyes must of been the defect. One is black and the other is not. When I first opened up the package I thought it was smaller than expected and I just did not get that omg I scored factor like I do with some items. I also felt the stones did not have much shine to them. I really do like it and I have wanted it for at least two years. This has been around since 2013 so from reading the reviews there have been a lot of returns for defects so I am thinking that perhaps the returns might be all they have left in stock? I think if I purchased with the sale price or if it was around the $200.00 mark I would be more elevated in my review. I'm just not sure how I feel about it....
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A key to everlasting life, love, faith... This is an unusual and beautiful key - a striking and different piece in every respect. The design can be a reminder of love held eternal, steadfast and strong. I never gravitated to skull jewelry until I heart Barbara's explanation - the mind, the soul, eternity - represented by the skull. In the ethereal heart at the top, I am reminded of the sacred heart of Jesus or Mary, making the piece even more special. Whatever this beautiful art piece means to you, it is a real treasure. The gemstones are rich, saturated and radiant - like in the photo. Adding the 18k rose is so appreciated - and unusual - for Ms. Bixby's creations. This is a unique, wonderful heirloom quality item.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Unique I don't know how she comes up with her designs but this key is really cool. I was glad to get it at the sale price. The regular price is a little too high. I like the way the rose is placed on the heart and the skull is my favorite.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad Return I think this key is one of the most beautiful pieces in this collection. However...when I purchase a piece of jewelry at full price I expect a new or new "looking" piece of jewelry to arrive. This must be someone's return, as it is bent, and the safety clasp on the enhancer won't hold tight. It was not in a Barbara Bixby Box either, it came in a box belonging to some piece of gold jewelry that had been returned. Major Bummer! Now I worry about purchasing another piece from her line, and it's all so amazing! Someone is not checking the return items to see if they are worthy to send back out, no quality control!
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GORGEOUS WEARABLE ART This is my third key from Barbara and it does not disappoint!! This key is just beautiful. I love all the stones used in this piece and the detail is amazing in this work of art. The skull is not scary, it is somehow kinda calming to me. I know, I know...kinda weird but it's true. I love her heart with flame design. I wish I would have bought the heart/flame pendant when it was available. Any chance on bringing that one back Barbara?
Date published: 2016-01-02
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