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

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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.
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Item ID
26446

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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4.7

(based on 269 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (217)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (67)
  • Unique (22)
  • Durable (17)
  • Easy to clean (16)
  • BEAUTIFUL (11)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (59)
  • Bedroom (19)
  • Small rooms (14)
  • Large rooms (11)
  • Gift (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (322), No (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (44), Budget shopper (20), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (179), Christmas or hanukkah (48), Other (23), Mother’s day (8)

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5.0

The wishing ball is a beauty.

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from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    Both individuals received a wishing ball for Christmas. They are delicate and beautiful. The concept is great and they look very attractive on a nightstand, coffee table, or anywhere in the home.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    My new 2017 Birthday Gift

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    from Concord, NH

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Beautiful
    • Personal

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      Wow. What a great find. I struggle for thoughtful gifts for those who have everything--and this beautiful birthday wishing ball is my new 2017 gift.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      4.0

      I would buy this for myself next time!

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      from Colorado

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Smaller than I thought

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      I thought this was a beautiful gift. It is a wonderful idea for someone who is more into a gift like this.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Excellent product and delivery well exceeded my expecations!

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      from New York

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          Ordered this late and scheduled delivery was after the holiday due to my ordering late. I was surprised when it arrived in less than 48 hours and made it in time for the holiday! What a way for a company to exceed expectations! Great job! I would highly recommend doing business with them!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          They Absolutely loved It!!

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          from Georgia

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            I had no idea what to get my 2 aunties for their birthdays and this was the first time I had ever gotten them something. I came across the birthday wishing balls, I wasn't too sure if they would like it( guess cause I'm a guy) but when they got them they called me and told me they absolutely loved it. And my cousins confirmed it. they immediately started to write down a wish to put into the ball. great choice

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            4.0

            Much smaller then it looks, but she loved it

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            from Jacksonville, NC

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

            • Smaller then looks

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            It's very cute and she loved it, but it is much smaller then it looks in the photos

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Excellant Gift

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            from Wisconsin

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • great gift or for yourself

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              I now want to get one for myself. Beautifully made.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Imaginative gift

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              from Sacramento

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                My granddaughter was delighted. She said she would fill the globe with wishing strips by the end of the week!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Birthday gift for best friend

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                from Atlanta, GA

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  A little smaller than I expected, but soooo cute and petfect. I like the idea of knowing a year's worth of wishes are inside.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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                  5.0

                  I love it

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                  from Simi valley, ca

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      Beautiful color

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

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