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.