Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Swan Enhancer w/ Pearl Drop

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Rare bird. A mix of metals, mother-of-pearl, and topaz accents, this unique swan enhancer ends with a black cultured freshwater pearl drop. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Cultured freshwater pearl measures approximately 7.5mm
  • White topaz is used as accent only; gemstone weight is not given for mother-of-pearl
  • Swan enhancer with textured matte finish, white mother-of-pearl wings and 18K yellow gold accent on eye and beak; 18K yellow gold signature flower with white topaz; dangling drop-shaped black cultured freshwater pearl with 18K yellow gold accent; oxidized finish
  • Snap bail with safety catch and 18K gold accent
  • Including bail, measures approximately 2-1/2"L x 3/4"W
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Barbara Bixby Sterling & 18K Swan Enhancer w/ Pearl Drop is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant Perfection Smaller than other enhancers, but the detail is extraordinary. We have swans in our area wetlands and I've been noticing them of late. I had to have this as a reminder of their graceful beauty - Barbara's interpretation is spot on and speaks to my heart.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did someone actually use a ruler? I love Barbara Bixby's jewelry. I have been collecting pieces for years. I bought this one because it is the most beautiful swan I've ever seen and, according to Celtic lore, the swan is the birth animal for the month of March. But someone at QVC made an error when they wrote up the description for this piece. Mine measures 1 and 1/2" by 3/4". No way is this piece the 2 1/2" long as suggested by the description. Since I have pieces of every size and description and it is the most beautiful swan I've ever seen, I will not be returning it. Of course, I will continue to look to Barbara Bixby in the future for pieces to add to my collection.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Small Smaller Smallest You may like this enhancer if you enjoy miniatures. Too small for my taste. Could not justify the price. This swan and jewelry collector is returning the piece.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Very Graceful Sounds Cliche but BB has really captured this Swan's grace. The lines on the silver work are so realistic you could almost stroke the feathers. The Mother of Pearl on the wings puts more beauty on this piece, then there's the gorgeous pearl..like no other I have ever seen ...WOW!!!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graceful design, lovely execution This piece grabbed both my eye and my heart at the same time. It's even lovelier in person than in the photo and I love everything about it: the graceful curve of the swan's neck, the detail in the carving, the touches of gold, the size and weight. It speaks to me. I was a big fan of Ms. Bixby's flowers from a few years ago (the cherry blossom is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry) and this piece comes from the same place.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meaningful, symbolic, exceptional detail! The swan has long been a symbol of purity, grace, and everlasting love. Swans mate for life, and share deep devotion to their partner. As I love this, and also subscribe to the Black Swan Theory by NNT, I had to have Barbara's beautiful interpretation of this glorious bird. Her swan is not black, but it seems to be nodding to the black pearl. (Black swan theory is a metaphor describing an event which comes by surprise, has a huge effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized later. In a nutshell, the impact of the highly improbable happening. It was once believed that black swans did not exist, but their discovery caused a huge rethinking - this being a reminder to be open to truth.) Everyone will have their own reason for loving this piece. It is on the scale of her charms, so you should view the photo of the model, read the dimensions, and watch the video to see if it will work for you. That said, the enhancer has depth, interesting detail, and wonderful use of luminous mother of pearl, and the sizeable black pearl. The solid 18k gold flower and 18k gold bead trim christen this little masterpiece. Lovely!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but pretty The attention to detail that Barbara Bixby is known for is there in spades. The downside is that this enhancer is quite a bit smaller than I expected. In my opinion it is more charm-size than the typical enhancer. Technically it IS an enhancer due to the fact that the "attacher" is in enhancer form, but not only is the swan small, the enhancer bale is quite small. Considering the size, I feel it is a little overpriced, but I am going to keep it anyway. It IS very pretty!
Date published: 2017-05-26
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