Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Gemstone Vine & Bee Key Enhancer

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The key to enchantment--and enhancement! Barbara Bixby is known for her incredibly intricate designs, and this enhancer is no exception. Beautiful scroll and zigzag motifs cover the key and vine design, while colorful gemstones and 18K yellow gold accents burst from the oxidized sterling silver. Hang this gorgeous piece from your favorite chain to unlock a look you'll love. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Total gemstone weight is approximately 0.75 carat
  • Opal cabochon with zigzag motif in center; scroll and zigzag motif with 18K matte yellow gold leaves, prong-set pear-shaped apatite, and bezel-set rhodolite; stem has scroll and leaf motif with pave bead-set iolite; bee design has bead-set rhodolite with black rhodium and 18K yellow gold accents
  • Hinged bail with safety catch; 18K yellow gold flower, zigzag and scroll motif, oxidized finish
  • Including bail, measures approximately 3"L x 1"W
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Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Gemstone Vine & Bee Key Enhancer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes... I have had my eye on this one for a long time, and when it went on sale, I gave it a shot. I love the art nouveau period that inspired Barbara on this key, and the vine and leaf pattern, so for me this is a style that is a marriage made in heaven. The workmanship is amazing as usual, and the stones I received are FABULOUS. The blue apatite jumps to the eye to say "Hello", but the opal is the star, with flashes of red and orange that dance throughout the stone. For me this was worth the wait, and the chance given with opals you never know if it is one you will like, and it will definitely be a surprise. I generally don't by the keys anymore as I have several, but this one was the exception to the rule.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice I've been wanting this key but it was to much $$$ than it went on clearance so I ordered it.....It is a WoW . I love the design . All the stones are great even the opal which has green and gold fire . I'm so glad I ordered this key. Beautiful
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Substantial piece This is a very beautiful key, substantial in size, which I love. The gemstones are very nice on this except for the opal which is almost a yellow opaque and I would have loved to have received one that looks like the pictured key here on the website that is more white and had more fire to it. That's the main reason I bought this, for the opal so I don't know if this is a keeper or not. I should have bought two, then I would have had at least a choice and maybe a better looking stone.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Key to my heart and then some! I received this as an anniversary gift after dropping hints for YEARS that I'd love a Bixby Key for that occasion. ;) He did sooo good! I am called Bee by family and close friends and he calls me his Queen Bee so it was a natural. The stones on mine are beautiful! My first apatite and the opal is ethereal, nearly water clear with lots of flashes of primarily red and blue green colors. I think most stunning is the PINK rhodolite just below the opal which has phenomenal sparkle for such a small stone. I am not disappointed in the Iolites which are the darker blue violet color expected. Iolites never sparkle much in my experience, so while they don't add much I don't think they detract either. The bee is darling with it's little golden ball of honey. LOVE!!!
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEEutiful! This is my first key. I have a lot of BBs pieces. I haven't been attracted to the keys before now. I love this key as I love BEES, I think this is my favorite enhancer. I have it on BBs 24" leather cord with the circle enhancer clasp. It looks stunning on it. I also wear it higher with 18" chain. I recently purchased Jay Kings Apatite necklace. It is gorgeous on that. The apatite is very pretty and sparkly. The opal on my key is really pretty. Super colors dancing around in the sunlight. The iolite is ok. The iolites are very small and unnoticeable. BB said she wanted the Noveou look and that is what she was going for with the small iolites. I see that in this piece. The little Bee is outstanding. The Rhodolite stones are red, clear and sparkly. When I ordered this I ordered two of them only because of some of the reviews. I wanted to at least have a choice even if were only between two. To my surprise they were both very pretty. Both opals were really nice. I have seen cloudy plain old hum- drum welo opals before and did not want one. One of the keys had nicer rhodolite stones in that they were clearer and seemed a tad larger, so that is the one I kept. Still have it on and love love love it! I wish Barbara would do some more BEES PLEASE. What a super insect they are and their importance to us is unmeasurable. A Cuff with Bees and flowers with vines were be magnificent!! Or a Bee line bracelet!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Key I love Bixby Keys. This is how I personally started collecting her pieces. They are very detailed and intriguing. This one is high on my list of beautiful keys. My only concern is that the welo opal is not as intense as I thought it would be. But the detail and workmanship alone overpower that. I will keep as it is still a beautiful and thought provoking piece of art.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Bee I love the vine collection along with most all Barbara's pieces.this piece is elegant and both full of meaning. Barbara, your pieces are so special to me I have been collecting since you came with the vine and leaf blue topaz ring along with many other of your collectors. thank you for your beautiful expression of art and feeling, Love You for all You Do.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice I do lije this key but first one I ordered had missing stone and 2nd one that came was to pale .. Wish better stones would be used.
Date published: 2016-03-08
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