This sensational mid 19th century bracelet is composed of hollow, fluted rectangular links with an elaborate matched padlock locket clasp. Both sides of the lock are detailed with exquisite swirls of tiny flowers and it opens to reveal a panel of neatly plaited hair under glass. French hallmarks.
14k gold (tests), hair
7 3/4" total length (each link measures 3/4" x .1/2"), 2 1/2" safety chain, 1 1/2" x 7/8" locket
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.
Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.