Victorian hair jewelry

In articles by Natalie Lynn Hyndman


Hair jewelry in its Victorian heyday was considered both sentimental and fashionable, at a time when wigs had gone out of style many unemployed wig makers were looking for a new craft.
These intricately arranged, woven and bejeweled locks of hair from new babies, fiancées, spouses and deceased loved ones were beautifully laced and knotted in brooches, rings , bracelets, earrings and pendants .
Women of the 19 th century would swap locks of hair as a token of caring much like “friendship bracelets ” these days.