Amanda antique French Jet button earrings
Antique French Jet, black glass, mourning buttons with gold and silver luster now adorn gold filled wires
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.