-What is a Pregnancy Necklace or Mexican Bola-

A universal form of adornment, the tradition of wearing jewellery dates back to ancient times when its earliest role was to invoke good spirits or to protect the wearer in the form of an amulet.
Today we still embrace the traditions, sentiments and meaning of the jewellery we choose to wear and gift to our loved ones - particularly those jewels we fastidiously pick out to mark or celebrate special occasions.
The Mexican Bola pregnancy necklace, also known as a ‘harmony ball or ‘angel caller’, is a traditional chiming pendant steeped in hundreds of years of Mayan history. The spherical pendant, formed with a small ball inside, produces a beautifully subtle but audible chime when shaken. Once born the same chimes are said to be a reassuring and familiar sound to baby, reminding them of the security of the womb.
Blooming Lovely Jewellery pregnancy necklaces pendants are handmade and finished, each one emitting their own unique sound. This is not only soothing for baby but also, and very importantly, provides calming benefits for mothers-to be with the chimes giving a gentle reminder to slow down and find the space in that moment for her and baby.
Also known and celebrated as an ‘angel caller’ in some cultures, the subtle chiming sounds of the pendant are said to act as a reminder for our guardian angel to watch over us, and in a moment of need the chime can be gently shaken and our guardian angel will come to our side.
With such incredibly special sentiment and meaning it’s easy to understand how such jewels become traditions, engrained in our cultures and passed on through generations.

 

 

ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS...

 

Traditionally worn by expectant mothers during pregnancy Mexican Bola chime pendants are worn low, resting against the bump so that any movement means baby hears the gentle ringing sounds. Once born the same chimes will be a reassuring and familiar sound to baby, reminding them of the security of the womb. A simple idea really which goes back hundreds of years, but one that’s still cherished by mothers today. To discover more about the traction of Mexican Bolas please click here.

Sourced overseas from traditional harmony ball makers, the silver plated collection of Mexican Bola pendants were the fledgling jewellery collection back in 2011. Still working with the same producers today, these chime pendants are crafted in brass before being plated in silver. Available in a range of designs and accompanying accessories the silver plated collection is perfect for gifting or as special little something for baby and you to share.

Working with UK designers and makers, the sterling silver collection interprets the tradition of the chiming pendant whilst exploring designs that resonate with modern motherhood. Completely unique to Blooming Lovely Jewellery, this is the only collection of sterling silver Mexican Bola jewellery in the world to be designed, hand-crafted and hallmarked in the UK. Pendants from this very special collection are true heirloom jewels to be cherished and worn over baby bumps for generations.

Unlike most other Mexican Bola pendants widely available (which are made from a brass base before being silver plated) the sterling silver collection is crafted from just beautiful, fine sterling silver – no brass base, here! This gives a beautiful feel and weight to the pendants and also allows for some gorgeously finished engraving options that won’t reveal any brass below. If you would like to explore personalising your jewellery, then please do get contact to hear about the special options available.