A Harmony Ball is pendant that produces a soft chiming sound with movement. Having its origin in Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, it is steeped in tradition.
The harmony ball has become part of the culture in Bali where it is call a ‘Gamelen’ ball which translates to ‘music ball’ and is worn to give the wearer a sense of calm and harmony.
They are simply stunning jewelry pieces which have been hand crafted in sterling silver by Artisan Silversmiths utilising amazing skills that have been passed on through many generations. In fact, Bali enjoys a reputation as one of the best places in the world to buy excellent quality hand crafted silver jewelry.
Harmony Ball pendants are in 2 main forms, the solid ball type and the hinged cage style, each having its own appeal with both offering many different variations. The pendants contain a bell-like inner with a small metal pea (ball) running over copper fingers of different lengths that act like a xylophone – as the wearer moves so the soft chiming sound is produced.
The solid ball styles are adorned with fine silver work representing Balinese cultural significance and are stunning in their intricacy.
The hinged cage style consists of an ornate sterling silver cage that is hinged and inside it contains a chiming harmony ball. This chiming ball can be sterling silver, brass or enamelled brass in a variety of colors. Many of these are also set with genuine gemstones in a range of colors, many are birthstone gems like Garnet, Turquoise, Amethyst, Pearl and more. This style has become the most popular among those who wear it as a Harmony Necklace for pregnancy.
For generations the harmony ball has been worn by expectant mothers in Bali on a long chain or cord with the pendant resting over the growing bump and as they go about their daily chores the baby in the womb is being calmed by the sound of the chime.
This tradition has been adopted in other societies and is growing in popularity and is typically called a Harmony Ball Necklace or Harmony Necklace.
Of course you do not have to be pregnant to wear this fabulous jewelry! Many women wear it simply because it is a gorgeous piece of jewelry and it is unique, not something readily available in every store. Wearing a harmony ball often generates conversation from those who see it, admiring something beautiful and unusual.
So if you are looking for that special item of jewellery, something stunning that is different and sparks compliments and conversation the keep an eye out for a Harmony Ball – you will be glad you did.