by Rhonda Goodall-Kirk in New Fashion on Thursday 7 July 2011

Polly Van Der Glas is a Melbourne-based jeweller. Her jewellery is handmade with sterling silver, human hair and teeth. Some may feel squeamish at these materials, but using human parts in jewellery isn’t a new thing and was at its height in the Victorian era, when Queen Victoria went into mourning and it became a fashion statement.