Pair of Antique 18K Gold Elephant Hair Bands/Rings
A very special pair of matching antique 18K rosy gold bands with genuine elephant hair inlay. They are fabulous!
The bands are a beautiful example of period jewelry. They each consist of two elephant hair strands forming a lovely pattern of grooved channels with little gold plaques around the band--the gold detail nicely contrasting the elephant hair. So unique to find a pair!
The width of the bands measure 3.56 mm, and they are a US size 7.75. The rings cannot be resized, but look great on a middle or index finger. Total weight of the two is 3.2 grams. Rings are in excellent condition and have a faint stamp of 18K.
During the Victorian era, these rings were made without harming the animals but rather with hairs that were found. Elephant hair jewelry was thought to bring love, strength, and protection to its wearers, and for this reason it became popular with Europeans during the Victorian period.
A really special set!
Our rings come ready for gift giving in velvet presentation boxes.
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