You’re looking at my fantastic piece of Victorian hair jewellery, dating from around 1860. This is a fantastic example of hair jewellery; exceptionally popular during the Victorian era. We often consider any hair jewellery to be mourning jewellery but this is not always the case. Mourning jewellery was popular during the Georgian and Victorian times. It served as a touchstone to remember loved ones who had passed away before photographs were readily available. Mourning jewellery was predominately black, but not always; sometimes it was decorated with the deceased’s hair or symb. Olic adornment such as white enamel representing a virgin unmarried woman, pearls for infants or different colours for the different stages of grief. Jewellery made from the hair of one dead person were usually objects of mourning, while jewellery made from the hair of multiple people- dead and alive, were more like sentimental family trees. This type of jewellery would have b. Een a way to show your connection to a friend, child or spouse or relative. Women of the 19th century would swap locks of hair as a love token, the way young girls today might swap and wear friendship bracelets. This bracelet is made from a single person’s hair (as far as I can tell). It’s superbly woven and in excellent condition. The clasp is 15ct yellow gold. As are the ends of the woven hair finishing the bracelet, it’s nicely decorated with engraved scrolling detail and the name of the deceased; Mary Eva Maud. The gold is unmarked but tests as 15ct. There’s some very slight wear to the plaited hair in one place, commensurate with age, but is hardly noticeable and still perfectly wearable and is in excellent condition for its age in my opinion. There’s also a small patch of staining to the reverse where the gold has been tested, this will most likely buff out and cannot be seen when worn. Size of gold 2.7 x 4.3 x 0.7 cm. X 1.7 x 0.3 inches. Width of hair 1.8 cm. Inner diameter 6.5 cm. Weight 8.87 grams. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS! PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE FEEDBACK, IT MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE TO SMALL-TIME SELLERS LIKE MYSELF. I LOVE A GOOD HAGGLE!! … MAKE ME AN OFFER!!! PHOTOS CAN BE DECEIVING! PLEASE PAY WITHIN THREE DAYS. The item “Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Mourning Hair Bracelet c1860. F139F” is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “ffioowe_79″ and is located in Tetbury,Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.