Amanda antique French Jet button earrings

  • $ 85.00

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.