A nod to feminine ingenuity and strength; a celebration of cultural difference and global connection.
Handcrafted by women artisans in Myanmar, this limited edition Sparkle Ball™ features light-refracting Swarovski crystals set into a gold clay base. The warm, golden glimmer pays homage to a Burmese cosmetic called Thanakha.
• Sterling silver
• Shimmer Sparkle Ball™ stud
These Limited Edition Sparkle Balls are part of something so much bigger; The Myanmar Project. To continue to support and empower women, Hillberg & Berk partnered up with the Ostro Foundation and Fair Share Myanmar to create jobs and a positive work environment for a collective of women in Mandalay, Myanmar. The task was to create a positive, radiant, new Sparkle Ball™!
Once in Myanmar, H&B brainstormed with their new team and collectively decided on a light, slightly-iridescent gold—a colour inspired by a natural facial cosmetic called Thanakha. Many women in Myanmar prize Thanakha for its aesthetic value and sun-blocking properties. Several women in the collective wore it daily!
Each Shimmer Sparkle Ball™ has been handcrafted by a talented woman artisan. The creation process, which involves hand-placing Swarovski crystals into gold clay, takes incredible attention to detail. From the start, these women were up to the task. After a series of lessons with us, they began to make Shimmer the reality we hoped it would be.
Each woman in the Myanmar collective was hired by husband and wife team Raihan and Thuzar (the co-founders of Fair Share Myanmar). They selected these women based on potential and need: each came from a highly vulnerable, systematically-impoverished community where low pay, long hours, unsafe working conditions, and high levels of debt made it extremely difficult for them to properly care for themselves and their families.
To support women’s economic independence
To bridge a global connection
To celebrate cultural difference
To empower women you don’t know
To empower women you do know
To empower yourself.
About Hillberg & Berk
Sparkle Balls™ are Swarovski crystals hand-set in clay a base with a Hillberg & Berk printed sterling silver cap.
Hillberg & Berk is a Regina, Saskatchewan female-led company devoted to empowering women through design. One of their main goals is to help women believe that they sparkle, every day. They strive to help women capture their unique sparkle and share it with others. That sparkle is confidence, it is self-love, it is laughter and it is joy.
Store your jewellery individually in an air-tight container to prevent tarnishing and chipping. Your H&B box is a great place to store it too. Keep your jewellery sparkling bright by cleaning or buffing with an untreated or dry polishing cloth. Keep your jewellery away from the bathroom, heating vents or window sills, as damp and hot conditions can cause the jewellery to tarnish faster. Protect your jewellery by avoiding contact with soaps, perfumes, lotions, makeup and hair products etc. Do not wear Hillberg & Berk jewelry in water.
**All Earrings are Final Sale**