Ball Canning Jars Review: Limited Edition Aqua Vintage Collectors Edition Jars

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Have you all seen the new collector’s edition Ball canning jars that they’re putting out? Simply Canning’s sponsor sent me a case of each size of these Ball canning jars and oh…my…goodness. I love them! Here’s my video review. Check below the video for more pictures and descriptions.

Three blue canning jars with Ball logos on them.

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These jars reflect turn-of-the-century design (1910-1923):

  • Stylish aqua-colored glass is perfect for home décor or crafting.
  • Regular mouth design is ideal for jams, jellies, mustards, dressing, and more.
  • SureTight lid seals up to 18 months – the lids match the antique jar design with an aged look.
  • Safe for canning!
  • Jar and lids are BPA-free too.

I got the 8oz., 16oz., and 32oz. 4 to a case.

Blue Ball canning jars in various sizes.

According to Fillmore Container, “These jars are a direct replica of the canning jars of the early 1900’s…”

Ball came out with the collectors edition several years ago, starting with the purple color. I must admit that the purple jars disappointed me, because I thought they were too dark. (They’ve since lightened the purple.) But I think they nailed this aqua color…and I really, really like them! (Can you tell I’m a canning jar buff?)

Oh, and they’re even made in the USA…like it says right on the jar.

Ball Canning Jars – Shape

A squatty sized Ball canning jar.

I think Ball did a great job on the shape and raised logo on these Ball Collectors Edition Jars. I love the rounded shoulders on the quart jar. It looks almost identical to the vintage jars. The square pint jars and tiny half-pint jars are wonderful too. These jars would work great for making gifts, like if you’re giving jams and jellies at Christmas, for example.

Ball Canning Jars – Color

Vintage ball canning jars lined up outdoors.
Aqua vintage Ball canning jars lined up outside.

I really do like this color. I don’t have any vintage Ball jars on hand to compare the color precisely, but I do have a vintage Atlas jar, and the colors are VERY close.

A fun fact about the classic aqua color from Fillmore Container: “Near the turn of the 20th century, the famous ‘Ball® Blue’ color was created when the minerals in the sand used to make the jars resulted in an unexpected aqua color. These aqua jars were beautiful and quickly became popular for preserving and storing jams, jellies, and other recipes.” Who knew?

Ball Canning Jars – Lids

I love the lids too. They’re very simple and just contain the Ball logo, leaving lots of room for you to label your jars. I think the lids look vintage and match well with the set.

Closeup of the flat lids that only have the Ball logo on them.

This particular set of Ball canning jars comes in boxes that contain 4 jars. I recommend you check it out. Check out the Ball Collectors Edition Jars here.

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Ball Canning Jars Review

Page last updated: 11/4/2021

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2 years ago

They are beautiful but when I checked the price I almost fainted! I have many of the actual vintage jars. I can buy the actual vintage jars for less money. I have canned for over 40 years. Regular jars will hold a seal much longer then 18 months also. Would like to try them but to expensive for my budget. Thanks for the review.