Guys have you ever heard of elephant hair bracelets?! A guy came into the shop I work at a few days ago and was wearing an amazing array of silver bracelets including some Mexican silver, Native American silver and a vintage silver Gucci elephant hair bracelet. When I asked him what it was he told me they were very popular during the hippy era of the 70s and were originally made from actual elephants hairs. Apparently the hairs fall off naturally, are very long and strong, and are thought to protect the wearer and bring good luck.
The original bracelets are, as you can imagine, made from dark black hairs. Since they became popular, designers such as Gucci and Hermès have picked up the idea and made their own interpretations. It's safe to say I am in love with the above Gucci version, but in general I just love the history behind these bracelets and that I learned something new! So what do you guys think: yay or nay? Had you heard of them before?