13" long, this piece is in phenomenal condition. Very little fraying, the gold caps and 2 bands are highly decorated.
This piece was made into a watch fob with what appear to be rose gold accents. Both ends have with the loop would connect to a pocket watch and the watch would be inserted into a pocket. The center gold bands also has a loop which was designed for suspending a charm or locket for additional decoration.
The brown hair is braided / woven into two different very intricate patterns. The weaving is very detailed and the hair remains tight throughout the watch fob.
The watch fob is in excellent antique condition.
This wonderful piece is masterfully made and a great find for those who collect Victorian era items.
A passage from an article in National Geographic....."Hair jewelry and wreaths were a way to show your connection to someone who had died, but they could also be a way to show your connection to a living friend, child, or spouse. “Women of the 19th century would swap locks of hair as a love token the way young girls today might wear friendship bracelets,” says Bachmann. In the same way, a mother might frame her child’s first haircut, or wear some of it as jewelry."
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