|GR: Chapter 4 Hair rings and other things
Written by Deborah Julia
(11/2/2003 10:45 a.m.)
Also on page 188, Mrs Shackleton had a ring incorporating her dead mother's hair and was "making extensive enquiries, five years before she died, for a craftsman 'Who co'd do me an extreme neat Landscape in [my own] hair for my new braclet'" Mrs S.also had a braclet made from her three sons' hair.
I was aware of hair rings not only from reading S&S but also a recent thread on L&T board(there was a link to photos of hair rings), I didn't know other items of jewelery incorporated human hair.
I'm a bit squeamish at the thought of wearing jewelery made from or incorporating hair but I can understand the sentimental value of such things.
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