Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite string instrumentalist?
This pendant is a medium-sized glass vial with a cork stopper, containing the metal balls from ball-end instrument strings. These balls are often hollow, with a groove around the outside to secure the string in place, and sit inside a small hook in the tailpiece of the violin, viola, cello, or bass. They’re normally thrown away with the strings after the strings are past their useful lifespan; these have been diverted into reclaimed jewelry.
Please note that because this pendant is made from glass and filled with metal, it’s on the heavy side at roughly 30g or 1oz. I can’t guarantee that it won’t trigger any metal allergies.
Chain length: 31″
Pendant height: 1.5″