Oboe Key and Cloud Mountain turquoise pendant
"Ritornello" means "little return" in Italian. It is a term used to describe the instrumental interlude between soloists in a Baroque opera or concerto. I chose "ritornello" because I am returning a little piece of a woodwind instrument to another life in the form of jewelry.
This pendant is made from the F resonance key on a vintage oboe that met an unfortunate end. The stone is a piece of highly prized Cloud Mountain turquoise from the Hubei province of China. The chain is sterling silver, 18 inch snake chain.