Barbara Bixby Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Swan Enhancer

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Elegant and exquisitely detailed, this swan enhancer dances along your favorite necklace with gemstones, carved abalone, and a cultured freshwater pearl drop. From Barbara Bixby.

  • Sterling silver, 18K yellow gold
  • Total gemstone weight is approximately 0.35 carat; white topaz used as accent only
  • Cultured freshwater pearls measure approximately 7mm
  • Swan motif; carved abalone wings, neck, and face; blue topaz and rose blush garnet flowers with white topaz flower centers; pinkish purple, oval, cultured freshwater pearl drop at bottom; 18K yellow gold leaves and bead details; carving and signature zigzag throughout
  • Pear-shaped snap hinge bail with figure-eight safety catch
  • Measures approximately 2-1/4"L x 1"W
  • Imported

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Barbara Bixby Sterling Silver & 18K Gold Swan Enhancer is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the swan, quality not so much My husband was going to buy me this as an additional gift for our 50th Anniversary because of the swan's significance. I was excited waiting for it to arrive. The swan was lovely, but the workmanship on the swan's neck was poorly done. For the price, I expected it to be perfect in every way, so I returned it---very disappointed.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!! I was waiting for this enhancer with an excitement. I lost my son recently and I am feeling depressed and sad. My husband told me to buy myself something that I will love for Valentines Day so I did. I ordered this enhancer and was looking forward to receiving it in time. I actually ordered 2 different pieces and I was charged 2 shipping fees. Both pieces arrived in one envelope and the Swan enhancer looks like a piece of garbage. I am not kidding! I was crying when I got it. I felt like the worse piece that nobody wanted was sent to me. It looks old, tarnished and the sections of the neck of the swan is twisted in all directions. There is no shine to it, it is dull and plain ugly! I am pretty sure that Barbara Bixby is not aware of her pieces being made like this one and distributed to her loyal customers for a big chunk of money. I have been her customer for a long time and this is by far the worst and ugliest piece I bought. I hope that QVC reads this, this is plain cheating on the quality of the product and on shipping charges. I am going to stop buying from QVC and go to Ebay, much better service! p.s These pics are much better that the product in person!
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I got Misfits return The review with Misfit in the title, perfectly describes the piece I received. Little color, gray primarily, with no oxidation on the silver. The whole experience was terrible. I ordered as soon as this went on sale. My order was lost in the shuffle, I had to call twice because the warehouse lost the order, 2 x then I get a return. This is not the first time this has happened. Your shipping department processes need a review and overhaul.
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Masterpiece!!! Everyone will have their own reason for loving this piece. This glorious enhancer has depth and amazing dimension, interesting detail, and wonderful use of luminous abalone, and the sizeable pearl. The solid 18k gold touches christen this little masterpiece. It is like wearing a sculpture around your neck. 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 yet another of Barbara's beautiful interpretation of this glorious bird. (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.) So beautiful, so meaningful, and so appreciated!
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bixby Swan Pendant - Mine Is A Quality Misfit Barbara Bixby swan pendant - I own a large number of Bixby pieces and i adore them and was so excited to get this from the presentation and - don't take my word for it - look at my picture. $300+ and yet the abalone doesn't pop like on air - it is dark and dull, lifeless. The abalone for the neck and head is so dark gray all over and dull i had to put it in the brightest light and keep twisting to see if i see anything. Compared to the ones shown on air, this is a quality fail for the abalone. I feel bad returning it too because someone will get this one someday. Disappointed is an understatement. * apparently it took away my ability to add a pic ... ugh. Someone will get this, I'm sorry. *
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Upset!!! I have wanted this piece for sometime. When I saw it come back in stock, I pounced on the opportunity to own it. I paid extra to have it sent quickly and I received it today, all three pieces of it! The BBbox was not damaged so I received a return. Abalone inlay was in pieces loose in the bag. The neck was broke and the back wing was a dull grey. The plastic pkg itself looked very old. I obviously received a damaged returned piece.? Shame on you, Qvc!!!!! Now I have to wait weeks to have my return processed.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful swan This is an exquisite piece. Very three dimensional, weighty with little gem surprises throughout. It is a little more expensive but I think you can get it on 6 easy payments using Q card. Check with customer service.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Expectations! I just received this enhancer this afternoon and I am like a giddy school girl! The swan I received has a glowing green piece of abalone in the bend of the neck! One of the makers took a natural colored ring in the abalone shell matrix and anchored the eye of the swan in the middle of it...I mean, attention to detail like no other! I chose to place it on the 18" strand of BB lavender pearls and they match the pearl dangle at the bottom of the swan exactly! I have about 20 pieces of Barbara's designs and this is one of the top 3! If you can beg, borrow, or steal (kidding) - you will not be sorry!!!
Date published: 2018-04-24
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