1706 Boston, Hair, Gold, Crystal Locket.. The earliest jewelry made and owned in America was of a sentimental nature, related either to courtship and marriage or to death and mourning. Rings were often presented at funerals to relatives and close friends of the deceased. Human hair and symbols of death were sometimes incorporated into mourning jewelry.
RESERVED for Julie Antique hair wreath in a frame on a bed of ivory silk satin in a frame