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Cut Steel Butterfly Hair Ornament

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Cut Steel Butterfly Hair Ornament
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The revival of hair ornaments brings a welcome feminine touch and lots of fun to upswept hair. In the early 1800's hair ornaments were serious jewelry. Cut steel, hand made from steel bits, emulated diamonds at that time when the candle provided the only source of light indoors. With their hand cut facets, the bits glistened and sparkled catching the eye and the candle glow. This ornament is original. The butterfly is set with a flexible hinge. I imagine it in a bride's hair and after the wedding, at all happy occasions. There is no deterioration to the condition. It has been cared for through the century. The only care needed is to keep it dry.

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