Victorian sentimental bracelet in 14k yellow gold and braided hair.
A green paste stone adorns the rectangular central element, framed by a chiseled pansy flowers decoration. This part is actually the clasp of the bracelet, it is an elegant way to hide it. Jewel from the 19th century, circa 1850.
Scallop shell French hallmark
Clasp dimensions: 8 x 30 mm Bracelet width: 8 mm
Total length of the bracelet: 18.5 cm
Condition: oxidations, small lack of gold on the clasp and a chip on the green paste stone
Note: the hair is in very good condition.
Weight: 3 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.