Georgian hair bracelet

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Rare memento/reminder bracelet in braided hair and 14k gold, a rectangular pattern holding a lock of hair adorns the bracelet. Jewel from the first half of the 19th century.

 

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Georgian hair bracelet in 14 karats pink gold belonging to the sentimental jewelry category. The bracelet is made from light brown braided hair, divided into two strands, forming the body of the bracelet. The central part enclosing a lock of braided hair protected by a glass surrounded by 22 half-pearls.

This part is actually the clasp of the bracelet, an elegant way to hide an attachment on a piece of jewelry. Jewel from the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1850.

Scallop hallmark

This bracelet has crossed the centuries accompanied by its ring that we propose here.

Dimensions of the central motif: 10 x 15 mm Bracelet length: 19.5 cm

Note: the hair is in very good condition
Condition: oxidations and wears on glass

Weight: 4.88 gr

Hair jewellery was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jewellery with compartments made it possible to keep a lock of hair of a lover or a missing person (later it will be the photograph). It can be a medallion or a ring for example.  There are also jewels made from hair, such as necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. These hair jewels are worked like textiles: they are woven, embroidered, twisted. A whole craft industry developed around this new fashion, which lasted until the end of the 19th century.

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Georgian hair bracelet

330

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