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.
Paper slips: 1" L x 3" W
Ingredients
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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4.7

(based on 452 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (371)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (234)
  • Easy to clean (51)
  • Durable (49)
  • Unique (32)
  • Easy to install (22)

Cons

  • Small (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (194)
  • Bedroom (67)
  • Small rooms (56)
  • Large rooms (42)
  • Gift (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (163), Budget shopper (54), High-end shopper (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (230), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (521), No (19)

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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5.0

Perfect Gift!!

By 

from South Dakota

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

    The wishing balls make a really good gift for the people who don't need or want a lot of stuff. They will know that you consider them very special.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A memorable gift

    By 

    from San Tan Valley, Az

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

      When I want the recepient to know they are important to me.

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

      Love, Love, Love my Wishing Ball.

      By 

      from Wyoming

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

        My Mother LOVED it.

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

        The wishing ball is a cute idea and I liked the paper also

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        from Moseley, VA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

          I wish it could open up on the bottom to review our wishes later once the kids are older.

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

          My friend loved it!

          By 

          from Bangor, WI

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

            I love the birthstone concept and the fact that the wishes are private to the recipient. ..very special!

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

            Great Gift for Kids

            By 

            from NC

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Clean
            • Meaningful gift

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

              We got this a couple of years ago for my son for his 8th birthday. He loves to write wishes and prayers and put them in the ball at night as part of his bedtime routine. He is all boy, and yet he still loves it. It's a wonderful gift for a child.

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

              When You Wish Inside a Ball

              By 

              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                  Each one was different - purchased 5 for my Grand Girls - Each had her privacy, individuality and loved her personal wishing place.

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

                  I would recommend this product. A unique gift.

                  By 

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                    Bought as a gift.

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

                    Lovely!

                    By 

                    from Tennessee

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                      These are very pretty. I bought them for 2 of my coworkers who are always wishing and hoping for better life adjustments. These will give them even more motivation:)

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

                      Great gift for any age.

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                      from Boston

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • thoughtful reflection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Birthstone Wishing Balls:

                        Nice gift.

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

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