Victorian Hair Jewelry Bracelet

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Victorian Hair Mourning Jewelry bracelet, plaited with four tubes of brunette netted mesh hair, centering a gold plated locket, the clasps engraved with foliate designs. Centering shaped oval, glazed locket with braided dark blonde hair. The back engraved S L Snow.


Circa 1865 - 1870. 

6 3/4” L., the locket 1” W. Roughly 1/8” H. 

Condition: the hair is in remarkably good condition. Minor wear and scratching to clasps and locket.

Hair jewelry for mourning the loss of a loved one was first made popular in the 18th Century. Britain's Queen Victoria wore a bracelet with a miniature of Prince Albert, and a locket of his hair, after his death.


Deaccessioned from The Monterey Art Association and Historical Society.