RITORNELLO COLLECTION: Hubei turquoise oboe key pendant
This piece is made from a silver plated F resonance key from an irreparably damaged vintage oboe. The turquoise is a pear-shaped beauty from the Hubei province of China. This pendant comes with a
20-inch sterling silver snake chain necklace.
THE RITORNELLO COLLECTION is made from upcycled keys from musical instruments that are beyond repair. Rather than have these instruments go to waste and lose their purpose entirely, I remove them from the damaged instruments and shape them to fit with sterling silver settings of high grade turquoise. This will remind the wearer of their love of music and appreciation of the beauty of turquoise. All upcycled keys are from instruments with silver plated keys due to a lot of people having nickel allergies.
"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.