Daisie O’Brien antique French Jet button necklace
This antique Victorian French Jet, black glass, mourning button will now be worn and enjoyed once again this time as an unique necklace.
button pendant measures 1 1/2 inches
vintage new old stock black glass beads 17 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 Daisie was the longest standing Biedenharn Garden Club president holding office from 1884-1896. She was known for commissioning daisy motif buttons for all club officers.