Rare memento/reminder bracelet in braided hair, adorn with a dangling reliquary locket in 18k gold. Work from the beginning of the 19th century
Georgian mourning locket bracelet made in 18 karats gold and from braided hair in four strands. The four strands are enclosed by a cubic element with starry decoration whih creates the clasp. Very elegant, a double gold ring connect the ends of the four braids and hold a medallion opening on a section of hair. Georgian French jewel from the 19th century, circa 1800/1810
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Rooster hallmark (France, beginning of the 19th Century)
Dimensions of the medallion: 15 x 10 mm Width of the bracelet: 9 mm
Total length of the bracelet: 18.7 cm
Note: the hair is in very good condition.
Weight: 4.96 g
**The jewellery is cleaned, the lock of hair in the locket can be removed on request**.
Hair jewellery was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Compartment jewellery was used to keep a lock of hair (later a photograph) of a lover or loved one. 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.