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I have antique "hair jewelry"-a necklace with 2 pendants and

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I have antique "hair jewelry"-a necklace with 2 pendants and pierced earrings and a bracelet, all set in gold filigree round balls. Photos and an article of the same style is in the Smithsonian magazine titled "Hair Jewelry-Locks of Love", and an article called Hairworks-Old treasures are New Treasures" from a book called Collectors Mart. I have an oil portrait of my great-great grandmother wearing the set.
I have had it framed in protective glass and acid free products.
What vallue should be placed on this besides sentimental?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls.
I give my best answers in writing when I have time to think about them.
Sometimes a "Chat box" will pop-up asking if you would like a live conversation. Please know it is not from me.

Please send me photos of your "love token" hair jewelry.

When was the photo made?

To send photos you may use the "attach file" or "add file" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

I look forward to your replies.

Kind regards,