Sterling Silver is an alloy comprising 92.5% pure Silver with 7.5% other metals, usually copper

Sterling Silver Harmony Ball Pendants

Sterling Silver Harmony Ball pendants present a number of design and skill challenges for a silversmith. Most harmony ball pendants are hand crafted by highly skilled village artisan silversmiths in places like Indonesia using techniques handed down through generations. The artistry and craftsmanship is exceptional as the following examples show, particularly given the very basic tools and methods used to make these beautiful Sterling Silver Harmony Balls.

traditional Balinese sterling silver harmony ball This traditional Balinese Sterling Silver Harmony Ball begins with a solid sterling silver ball containing the chime bell inside, so it is made in two halves then soldered together (at the centre band). Then each and every other detail on the ball is individually placed by the silversmith including every single tiny silver ball. The artisan silversmiths use  the sap from a locally grown tree as the 'glue' or bonding agent for all the fine detail (soldering would be almost impossible for such fine pieces). Quite masterful work. This harmony ball measures 18mm (3/4") in diameter.

hinged style sterling silver harmony ball This hinged cage style harmony ball is made from two caste halves to which then is fitted a hinge on one side (obscured) and a latch on the opposite side (seen above). Also added is the 'pillar' into which is set a gemstone, in this case it is a cubiic zirconia (CZ), and also the hinged bail system. The 'chime ball' is contained inside the cage - they can be made from Sterling Silver, Brass or in this image a red resin coated brass chime ball is used.

The following are links to the various sections in an Etsy Harmony Ball shop where you will find many more examples of these beautiful pendants.

Harmony Ball Pendant

Dream Harmony Balls

Traditional Balinese Harmony Balls

Heart shape Harmony Balls

Tree of Life Harmony Balls

Harmony Ball Earrings

Long Silver Chains