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VICTORIAN 14k Gold & Hair Mourning Bracelet c.1850-70

VICTORIAN 14k Gold & Hair Mourning Bracelet c.1850-70


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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Gold: Victorian: Pre 1900: Item # 441071
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$550

This is a really wonderful Victorian 14k gold and hair bracelet, c. 1850-70. The bracelet consists of nine rows of table-worked hair in four different weaves. These rows were each woven separately and then joined together. The clasp and etched findings are 14k yellow gold. The clasp has braided hair under crystal and a border of black onyx or French jet. The bracelet has an inside circumference of about 6 1/4" and is 1 3/8" wide at the clasp. It is in really excellent condition with no damage to the hair. One of the black stones is cracked, but because it's black, this is only visible with a loupe. All parts test 14k gold except the safety chain which is gold-filled with significant loss to the gold, but the chain could easily be removed from the bracelet.