An unborn baby begins to hear at 18 weeks. This is the perfect time to start wearing a pregnancy necklace, as the baby will hear its very soft chime sound every time mum moves. After birth, the familiar soothing sound will reassure and calm the newborn baby, as a reminder of the warmth and comfort of the womb.
This pregnancy necklace is a modern interpretation of the ancestral Mayan tradition of “Harmony Ball” or “Angel Caller”. A gentle shake releases a soft jingling sound believed to call the wearer’s Guardian Angel for help and protection.
It was traditionally worn by the Mayan mothers: during pregnancy, as a protective amulet for the expectant mother and her baby; and after birth, as the gentle chime sound of the necklace would soothe the baby by reminding it of the invisible presence of its mother.
The chiming pendants of these joyful and colourful necklaces are handmade in brass before being plated with silver. They are suspended at the end of delicate silk cords with tassels hand braided by Laotian women, in a fair trade workshop.
pendant in silver-tone brass
cord and tassels in fair trade silk
pendant diameter: 20mm
cord length: 1100 mm