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glass birthstone globes

by Stephen Kitras $35.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

You Say It's Your Birthday

Stephen Kitras' colorful recycled glass orbs make the perfect birthday gift, especially for a newborn celebrating his or her first. Each orb is made from swirls of translucent glass that evoke each month with colors matched to birthstones. Such a personalized gift will always bring back memories of the occasion on which it was received. Hand blown in Canada. Sold individually.

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - White Quartz
May - Emerald
June - Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Pink Tourmaline
November - Citrine
December - Turquoise


Click on the month of your choice to view the ball: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
15445
Made from
glass
Measurements
5" Diameter
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament. Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
  • the maker
Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras began work as a glass blower in 1988. and in 1994, Kitras Art Glass was formed with Stephen's wife Elke as a partner in the corporation. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands. Stephen continues to handle all the new product development and oversees the training of staff.

The company suffered the loss of Elke Kitras to Leukemia, but the vision that she and Stephen developed for the company continues to thrive. It is the mission of Kitras Art Glass to design and produce beautiful glass objects for the enjoyment of the general public. It is the company's belief that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty, the spirit is uplifted. The company also believes that beautiful objects should be affordable, not only for the elite. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES
 
4.7

(based on 379 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (288)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (276)
  • Unique (202)
  • Bright (186)
  • Durable (86)
  • Beautiful (70)

Cons

  • Delicate (46)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Living room (127)
  • Gifts (101)
  • Kitchen (87)
  • Office (49)
  • Bedroom (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (159), Stylish (90), Practical (73), Budget shopper (69), High-end shopper (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (171), No (28)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (17), Mother (8), Child (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (24), Christmas or hanukkah (8)

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5.0

Gift recipient was very pleased and excited!

By 

from No. Richland Hills, TX

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

    This was a unique item for an April birthday
    friend of 45 years. She was raving about the
    design and is anxious to display it in her home.
    She said she had a stand of her own or will hang
    from a light fixture.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Excellent Quality

    By 

    from York, PA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

      She loved it; success!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Colorful
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gifts

      Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

      This product even more beautiful than expected. It looks great as a decoration in any room. The colors and design are elegant and unique. My mother loved this gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      bright, colorful, unique

      By 

      from wASHINGTON STATE

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

      her sis got one when she was born...now she wants one just like her sis...she loves it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Pretty

      By 

      from Walla Walla, WA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

        Would look nice displayed in a window or elsewhere

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Purchased for a Birthday Present

        By 

        from Wolverine Lake MI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Living Room

          Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

          Unique gift for someone who is hard to buy for
          Very Special and meaningful
          Beautiful colors

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          No color for September. Going back!

          By 

          from TN

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Pros

            Cons

            • Larger Than Estimated
            • No Saturated Color
            • Not like pictured

            Best Uses

              Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

              So disappointed - not as pictured for September. Top half has some muted color but bottom half completely clear. Also this is almost softball size which is larger than I anticipated. Will be returning.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Their beauty is a work of art!

              By 

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

              I have ordered 5 of these beautiful recycled glass balls. I was disappointed to notice that the "Family" and the "Love" balls were no longer available! I ordered two of the other ones I liked but was trying to give each brother and sister the "Family" one & wanted to order the "Love" one for my husband. These are simply awesome and everyone I've given them to just raves about them! Sheryl Thompson

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Mother
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              For the newborn that has everything!

              By 

              from Necedah, WI

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

                  I bought this for a baby shower(a newborn that had more clothes etc than you can imagine.) It was a huge hit. This is the second hand blown glass I have bought. They are unique and beautiful. It will hang in her bedroom and be a lasting gift. Shipping and handling were handled excellently both times I purchased.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  beautiful and unique

                  By 

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Personal Touch
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about GLASS BIRTHSTONE GLOBES:

                    The glass birthstone globe is beautiful and adds a personal touch as a birthday gift with its description of the qualities and characteristics of the particular birth month. I think it will be appreciated by the pre-teen girl that is to receive it as something special to hang in her bedroom and provide her with opportunities to ponder its beauty as light reflects off it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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