Lily of the valley

  • $ 85.00


Victorian French Jet, black glass, mourning buttons depicting lily of the valley- symbol for returning to happiness

The Victorians had a mourning dress tradition which was simply a symbol for letting others know they had lost a loved one. Queen Victoria's mourning buttons were made from expensive jet, a petrified wood found in bogs outside London. To meet the fashion demand for affordable black buttons Paris began the production of 'French Jet', black glass.

gold filled wires

button pendant 1/2 inch

total earring length 1 1/2 inches