Antique French Jet antique button earrings
Antique French Jet, black glass, buttons set in decorative brass collar now adorn gold filled wires
earring length is 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.