Antique French Jet with silver luster button earrings
Antique French Jet, black glass, buttons with silver luster surrounded by a decorative pressed brass collar now adorn gold filled wires to create wonderful one of a kind earrings. Button earrings are so comfortable because of their light weight.
earring length 1 inch
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.