Today a very old lady sold cheaply this exquisite object from the Biedermeier period to me - a bracelet made of human hair! Truly a gem to add to my antiques/oddities collection.
In the 19th century wearing hair jewelry was seen as a form of carrying one’s sentiments for the deceased. Unlike many other natural materials, human hair does not decay with the passing of time. Hair has chemical qualities that cause it to last for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years.