Many vintage lovers are familiar with Victorian mourning jewelry, which features a lock of hair encased in a locket in memorial of a loved one. But, not everyone has seen the marvel that is Victorian woven hair jewelry.
The craftsmanship that goes into pieces like this is unbelievable. These Victorian pieces are handmade from real hair, and they are a testament to the incredible work and attention of jewelry of this era.
What's even more amazing are the pieces that are woven around hand built gold work. Pieces like these require precise design and planning. The Victorian earring pictured above has great dimension and design.
One of the greatest joys of antique jewelry is the vast variety of unbelievable and bizarre materials, and hair is certainly one of the strangest. To see more unique and bizarre antique jewelry take a look at our Top Ten Most Unusual Victorian Pieces.