Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Multi-Gemstone Love Birds Key Enhancer

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About the Design

"I wanted to create a key that spoke to unity and peace, and doves immediately came to mind as the premier symbol of these themes. They often represent grace, love, devotion, gentility, hope, and sacrifice. The dove reminds us to turn away from turmoil and to seek inner peace. She also reminds us that to fly we need to move our wings and then let the wind take us."

—Barbara Bixby

A bird in the hand is worth two on this ornate sterling silver key enhancer from Barbara Bixby. A center black, drop cultured freshwater pearl with round, garnet cabochons on each side and two white mother of pearl birds take center stage, while white topaz, a turquoise bead, and a beautiful butterfly accent finish it off. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Gemstone weight is not given for turquoise
  • White topaz is used as accent only
  • Cultured freshwater pearl measures approximately 6.5mm
  • Key enhancer; center black, drop cultured freshwater pearl with round, garnet cabochon on each side and two white mother-of-pearl birds; bead-set, round, white topaz and turquoise bead at top; butterfly accent with abalone on wings; 18K yellow gold signature flower; oxidized
  • Snap bail with safety catch
  • Including bail, measures approximately 3-5/8"L x 1-1/4"W
  • Imported

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Reviews & Community QA

Rated 4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by pretty, but---- Actually this key is beyond "pretty", it's gorgeous. Unfortunately the key did not hang straight, it tilted where the turquoise was and the bead was wobbly/moveable. Was concerned about it's possibility of coming apart. I was not in the mood to play the "keep ordering game" in hopes that I'd eventually get one that worked. As mentioned, it is beautiful; unfortunately the craftsmanship on my key did not warrant keeping it. I have so many other pieces of Bixby, too bad I couldn't add this my wonderful collection. 10-15-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by No Stars ! Today I received my 2nd replacement on this. The first one was in 2 pieces and the one today had a big chunk of turquoise missing . I give up. Returned for a refund. 10-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing and heirloom quality! The craftsmanship, the gemstone quality, the materials used and the spectacular design in this pendant is remarkable. The birds' mother of pearl is enchanting. This spectacular enhancer has an elegance about it, and the graceful flow of design adds to the magic, captivating the onlooker. For those of us who love the lore of the butterfly (transformation), and also that of lovebirds, this is a must have. They remind us to be faithful, and strong of heart and purpose and, perhaps, inspire us to use our strength to do good when the moment presents itself. This wonderful pendant a real treasure. 09-25-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by DOVES ON A KEY...LOVELY!! I luv BB's keys, they are all so interesting. I luv this one for the symbolic meaning of the doves and the precious butterfly at the base of the key. I can not afford all of her keys thus I select the ones that truly speak to my spirit. The selected gem stones are just lovely in their placement and setting. 08-25-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hot stuff Beautiful 3 1/2 inches long. Going to hang it on my mikmoto pearls my husband bought me Another bixby creation 03-15-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful piece - patience rewarded! I had ordered, exchanged, and returned this, so had seen two keys that were poorly crafted. One was a bit crooked with uneven turquoise and the other had a noticeably dull butterfly. It hurt my heart because I believe this is one of the most beautiful Barbara Bixby keys ever featured on Q. I love the idea of the doves, and Barbara offers the best mop quality and carving I've seen in any jewelry line. I hated to give up, so when this went on sale with ezpay, I pounced. I'm pleased my persistence paid off; the third time really was the charm! The mop doves glow and have some iridescence. The abalone butterfly does as well, and also has good color variation. The cabochon garnets lend an earthiness that pairs well with the doves. I was even lucky enough to get a pearl that is a hair lighter than those on the first two keys, which gives it a little more "life." I especially appreciate the use of white topaz in this piece. The key is far from ordinary, but the white topaz knot holes make it even more so. What's more, the single round topaz stone in my "keeper" key is clear and vibrant; it is amazing how such a small detail can be so remarkable! I would encourage anyone to get this and, if need be, keep trying until the right one comes your way. 10-17-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Enchanting Love Birds Enhancer!!!! OMGoodness! This enhancer is beautiful! It's perfect! The details of this piece are incredible! The lovely Mother of Pearl Love Birds, the exquisite gems, the bark texture on the key, and the Abalone Butterfly are all exceptional! It's really too beautiful for words!!!! 05-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by enchanting I love enhancers, but this is the most beautiful enhancer ever. I felt in love with it the moment I saw it. It is like a miniature piece of art in every single detail! I just love it. 03-26-15
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