A matching braided choker and bracelet, made of human hair. It was not unusual to have a piece of jewelry made from a loved ones hair…deceased or not. Not all hair jewelry is mourning jewelry. It was jewelry made from their loved ones hair so that person would always be close to you.
Pretty extraordinary work, usually done by men of the Victorian Era. A man would be around a braiding table which was a small round table that sat between the legs that the hair could be attached and braided or weaved into many different designs.
There are two ruby-like stone in the choker setting. The gold is 10K and scrolled with a design. Part of the cross that once hung is still there. It has a ruby-like stone in it as well. The rubies are most likely real, considering it was set with 10 Caret Gold.
A bit of fraying to the choker but the bracelet is in excellent condition.
The bracelet is 7 inches around and the necklace is 14 inches. Even though the choker has a little fraying in the back it is still very secured with the braiding and will last for centuries to come if taken care of properly.