There are some beautiful antique hair combs made from a wide variety of exquisite materials. Although not usually worn in this day and age, they are considered collector’s items. Ornate or simple, they showcase the skill and taste of their corresponding eras.
Hair combs were popular throughout every era but particularly in the Victorian era through the Art Nouveau era. In the Art Deco era, hair became shorter and hair clips and smaller hair ornaments were more often in style.
Here are some examples below.
England, 1906 Hair comb, ivory, mounted in silver and set with mother-of-pearl, sapphires, green stained chalcedony and a fire opal matrix (Arts & Crafts) V&A Museum
Rome, c. 1810 Comb, gold set with micromosaics, glass beads and enamels V&A Museum
London, c. 1900 Comb, silver, set with garnets V&A Museum
England, c. 1809-1810 Comb, silver cast and bright cut V&A Museum