Birthstone Wishing Balls

Capture a single wish, accomplishment, or meditation every week throughout the year inside this work of art.

$32.00

Jill Henrietta Davis created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

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Your Sphere of Influence

Your birthday is like a private New Year's celebration-- a chance to reflect and look forward to the milestones you plan on reaching in the year to come. With this sentiment in mind, Jill Henrietta Davis created her birthstone wishing ball to capture a single wish, accomplishment, or meditation every week for the coming year. Each shimmering ball of hand-blown glass comes with 52 tiny slips of paper for you to pause once a week throughout the year and record a message of hope or gratitude. Coil them up and tuck them in the tiny hole near the base and they become a permanent part of the display.

People often ask Jill why the wishes can't come back out, and she explains in terms of birthday candles: "When you blow out your candles, you don't tell the wish you made, otherwise it won't come true. But more importantly, memories are always more beautiful than photographs, and the same is true of wishes. When you look at the little slips of paper accumulating in your Wishing Ball, I want you to think about the big picture those messages convey. Rereading the notes would be like looking backwards, or trying to step in the same river twice." Available in twelve vibrant hues that correspond to each month's birthstone. Handmade in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Rhode Island

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Jill Henrietta Davis

created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

location

Rhode Island

created by

Jill Henrietta Davis

location

Rhode Island

During her freshman year studying fashion at the Parsons School of Design, Jill Davis realized her clothes were more like wearable sculpture than fashion. Wanting to stay at Parsons, she began exploring different departments. The day she walked into the glass studio and saw molten glass for the first time, her search was over. “Glass is the most challenging and rewarding material I have ever encountered,” says Jill. “You can’t bully it—you are perpetually persuading and coaxing the glass into shape. Even the best living master glass blowers cannot always get the glass to do what they want! It’s this feisty streak that keeps me enchanted.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
paper, handblown glass
Measurements
4" H x 3.5" diam.
Notes


Click here to see the included card front.

Click here to see the included card back.



Paper slips are 1" L x 3" W.
Item ID
26446

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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4.7

(based on 315 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (256)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (105)
  • Easy to clean (26)
  • Unique (25)
  • Durable (22)
  • BEAUTIFUL (11)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (92)
  • Bedroom (32)
  • Small rooms (24)
  • Large rooms (19)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (389), No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (78), Budget shopper (27), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (108), Business (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (193), Christmas or hanukkah (57), Other (25), Mother’s day (8)

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5.0

Loved the Birthstone Wishing Ball

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from Orchard Park, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Beautiful, Wonderful Design, Creative Idea

Cons

  • Difficult to review wishes, can only add one yr

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Birthdays, graduations, holidays
  • Gifts
  • Large Rooms
  • Small Rooms

Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

I purchased the item for my sisters birthday. She lives in Colorado Springs and I live in NY. I wanted to give her something to remind her of me and something she can do to to add positive energy to her day. She loved it, especially the color purple of her birthstone. I am very happy with the wishing ball too and to order more for my mom & close friends! Thank you!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Neat one of a kind gift

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from Atlanta

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    I received one of these for my birthday and liked it so much I turned around and bought one for each of my sisters for thier next birthday

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Breathtaking!

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    from Yorktown Heights, NY

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    My sister loved her Birthstone Wishing Ball. It was the perfect gift for her!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    I would buy this item again.

    By 

    from Maryland

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      The glass colors were really clear, very pretty. My sister loved it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Enchanting Gift

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      from tennessee

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique and thoughtful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desk

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        When I opened it, I thought it would be something my daughter would love but a little young for me. I decided to use it anyway. Why not? I could not be more delighted. There is something powerful about putting a wish in writing, and it's nice to have a reminder of my beloved sister on my desk. I plan to order one for my daughter's birthday and one for my best friend too. Truly a timeless gift.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        A great gift

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        from Monterey, CA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique Decoration

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          This was a gift for a friend's daughter. She saw it in the catalog and mentioned that she liked it so I surprised her with it for her birthday.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Lovely gift

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          from Eugene, OR

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • A it smaller than expected, but quite lovely.

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Gift to dear friend of many years. Reminded me of aspects in her life. Should receive it today, and hoping she will enjoy it as much as I did giving it to her.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Unique & Beautiful

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          from Wichita, Kansas

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            The item has yet to be given to the recipient yet. I have however looked at it. I am sure that she will be thrilled by this unique item. She will have never seen anything like it. Being able to customize it for her birth month will be an extra special treat. I imagine she'll end up filling out the wish slips all at once and it will not take long to fill it up.
            It is stunningly pretty and will look good sitting on any table or windowsill she decides on. You can be sure that when you give one of these, it will not be a duplicate item. A simple object of beauty, that has an aura of hope and joy around it. How could you go wrong?

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            The wishing ball is a great idea - excellent gift

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            from Colorado Springs

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              Excellent choice for Valentine's Day - nice presentation - achieved the effect I was hoping for

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Perfect Retirement Gift

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              from Windsor, CO

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Perfect memory for a bookshelf

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                Every year we purchase the retiree their birthday month wishing ball. Coworkers write advice, wishes or memories they have about the person.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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