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.
Paper slips: 1" L x 3" W
Notes
Click to see the included card's front. and back.

Item ID
26446

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
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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UncommonGoodsBirthstone Wishing Balls
 
4.7

(based on 405 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (331)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (189)
  • Easy to clean (41)
  • Durable (36)
  • Unique (31)
  • Easy to install (16)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (156)
  • Bedroom (54)
  • Small rooms (44)
  • Large rooms (34)
  • Gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (129), Budget shopper (48), High-end shopper (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (186), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (475), No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Gift!

Purchased for a 70th birthday celebration--I just know she's going to love it!

Purchased for a 70th birthday celebration--I just know she's going to love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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The ball is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it once she see's it on her bday. My only issue is why create a stand for it for display. It is a fragile...Read complete review

The ball is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it once she see's it on her bday. My only issue is why create a stand for it for display. It is a fragile product. I am going to run around over the weekend to see if I can find something to put the ball on for display.

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4.0

Very clever idea

By 

from California

Verified Reviewer

Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

What happens when it gets filled with papers? Since we can't retrieve them. ☹️

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

This was a gift for my sister.

By 

from Brevard, NC

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    This was a gift and I haven't actually seen it. My sister thought it was amazing!

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

    Beautiful and Unique Birthday Gift

    By 

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        Unique, meaningful, beautiful, personal, and the story about why the slips of paper only go in and don't come out is perfect.

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

        My friend thought this was amazing!

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        from Singer Island Fl

        About Me High-end Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • I wish you didn't have to break to see
        • what you wrote all year

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        She loved it and that is all it matters! The only thing is how does she get the past papers out of it without breaking it? So she could review the year? Otherwise she thought it was thoughtful and a great gift

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

        Perfect gift for the worst person to shop for!

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        from Mesa AZ

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            When I googled "gifts for people who have everything" your site came up! I read the reviews on this product and figured why not! My sister called me and said it was one of the most thoughtful gifts she has ever received! She is very wealthy and wants for nothing so gifts can be very stressful to find for her. He husband told me she adores it and I scored a 10!

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

            Beautiful gift

            By 

            from Scottsdale

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              Unique gift

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

              Perfect unique birthday gift that I will buy again

              By 

              from Myrtle beach,sc

              About Me Budget Shopper

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

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                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                It's beautiful and super unique as a gift!

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

                I will purchase this item again

                By 

                from Essex, MD

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  This's was a perfect birthday gift!

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Would buy again

                  By 

                  from Louisville ky

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

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                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      She loved it!

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

                      Great product!

                      By 

                      from Lower Alabama

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Large Rooms
                        • Small Rooms

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                        Product arrived unbroken

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivered on time and tracking communication was good.

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

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