Hairwork, or jewelry made of human hair has appeared throughout the history of craft work. Hair has often played a part in myths and legends; in a Swedish book of proverbs one can read that “rings and bracelets of hair increase love” (Vadstena stads tankebok). In Denmark at Rosensborg’s palace there is a bracelet of precious metal with a simple braided lock of hair, a gift from King Christian IV (1577-1648) to his queen. During the following century memorial hair jewellery remained common. For example, rings commemorating the execution of King Charles I of England (1600-1649) circulated among his faithful supporters. Other famous people who owned hair jewellery include Napoleon, Admiral Nelson, Queen Victoria and her large family, Christina Nilsson and Jenny Lind.