Victorian Human Hair Jewelry

Victorian Human Hair Jewelry

Women in the Victorian Era wore jewelry made of other people's hair or carried it around. The jewelry pieces ranged from lockets to woven broaches. Women of this time would collect snippets of hair from their loved ones and keep them inside an autograph book.


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