Over time, pieces of Barbara Bixby jewelry have surfaced that appear to have been either prototypes or regular pieces done in experimental colorations. This page will be the repository for those pieces that I’ve encountered. Some pieces that previously were included in the Rarities page will appear here instead. Annotation is included when possible.
Alternative design for the Zen Garden enhancer. Probable prototype.
Vine and leaf ring with “twiggier” vines and a BTO briolette.
Homage to tattoo art, in metal and pave’
Prototype snail enhancer. A version of this design was eventually issued in ring form on QVC, minus the pave, extra gold, and diamond.
Chalcedony and rhodolite with lots of gold. Prototype.
BTO briolette with carved lotus flower on the bottom. Encircled with gold/diamond lotus flowers. Prototype.
This design was officially issued in tsavorite with an amethyst briolette. Prototype shown here in blue and black sapphire.
Amethyst cuff with less typical carved detail.
Prototype version of the Zen Garden enhancer. This one has sapphires and diamonds and a faceted turquoise focal stone.
Prototype carved onyx enhancer with apatite.
Blue topaz and peridot cross.
Rhodolite starflower and black pearl charm.
Rare citrine version of the vine and leaf enhancer.
Rare rose quartz version of the briolette charms.
Peridot peacock earrings in 18K; rare coloration.
Rare colorway of the Flower Dance design with the pear-shaped stones. Black diamonds instead of white.
From the Paridiso collection, rare tsavorite/mint quartz earrings.
Thanks to the Bixby collectors who have allowed me to use their photographs on this page.
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