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A Bit About The Piece:
Antique Victorian braided gold and elephant hair band. See wear report.
The Material: Elephant Hair
- new material is illegal to work with
The Setting: Handmade Braided Setting
- 14kt yellow gold, solid
- default size: 5.00
- width of ring: 4.4mm
- circa 1850's
There is damage on to the braided gold on one side of the piece, as seen in the last photo. The integrity of the ring still appears to be intact, though we suggest the piece not be purchased for everyday wear.
About Elephant Hair Jewelry
Bracelets and rings made with this material were a popular souvenir choice for folks visiting Africa in the 1800's. Small shops and roadside stands sold these handmade pieces, offering special mementos to tourists from Europe. Elephant hair jewelry was told to promote strength and good luck.