In the Victorian era, hair was often made into jewellery, either as a love gift, or to remember a dead loved one. There are some fascinating examples of this!
If you are interested, check out these pages:
This episode of the show I mentioned the other day, Oddities, features a unique piece of hair art that is truly worth checking out: Oddities Season 2, episode 3: Three Little Piggies. If you ever get a chance to see the series, make sure you check that one out.
Strangely enough, it also has in that same scene, the lady whose blog I want to mention. Victoriana Lady Lisa is a charming and wonderful woman, who lives the kind of Neo-Victorian life I dream of. I have been following her on facebook, but I just found her blog, and am very excited. You should really check it out.