Amanda antique French Jet button earrings
Antique French Jet, black glass, mourning buttons with gold and silver luster now adorn gold filled wires. Antique button earrings are so comfortable due to their light weight.
buttons measure 1/2 inch
Earring length 1 1/2 inches
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, not the typical black cloth covered button. To meet the fashion demand for a new affordable black button Paris began the production of 'French Jet', black glass buttons.
#tellanewstory Amanda designed mourning attire in Paris. She was known for using luster buttons as a symbol of hope.