Charm bracelet, 1800-1900. Gold, enamel, hardstone, glass and photographs. V&A

These bracelets illustrate the importance of memories and sentiment in jewellery, each charm individually selected by the wearer and many personalised by the addition of photographs, initials, or locks of hair. This one is probably assembled in the late 20th century using earlier, mainly 19th century elements collected in Europe or America. V&A