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These 19th Century Jewelry Pieces Are Made With An Extra Something. Beware, It May Surprise You.

Hair extensions and weaves dominate the red carpets and runways these days but step into the way-back machine and have a look at these. In the Victorian era in England, there was a trend to weave human hair into jewelry designs.

The hair jewelry trend started when the 19th century powdered wigs fell out of style and hair artists needed a new way for their craft.


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Since hair does not deteriorate over time, the hair jewelry that has been preserved is highly valuable now.


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Workshops specializing in creating hair jewelry started cropping up all over Europe.


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Napolean, Admiral Nelson and Queen Victoria all owned these unisex pieces.


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Often the hair would come from someone close to the jeweler, like a family member. Pieces using the hair from someone of noble birth made them especially valuable.


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