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Elaborate Victorian Hairwork Earrings

Mid 19th century finely woven hair earrings. 14k Gold wires and fittings. Beautifully preserved most likely a sentimental piece perhaps maid for a mother with her daughters hair.

Hair was used in sentimental exchange and for friendship tokens as much as memorializing the dead. Hairwork was a popular tradition in Europe and America through about 1870. These are a rare example of hairwork earrings.