Irwin Antique French Jet with silver luster button earrings

  • $ 115.00


These Antique French Jet (black glass) buttons with silver luster centers surrounded by a decorative pressed brass collar now adorn gold filled wires to be worn and enjoyed again this time as amazing light weight earrings. 

earring length 1 inch

If you are looking for a set, check out our ring STEVIE

The Victorians followed a mourning dress tradition which was simply a symbol for honoring the passing of a loved one.

Queen Victoria's mourning buttons were not the traditional cloth covered button but were made from expensive jet, a shiny, petrified wood found in bogs outside of London. Her style quickly took over the fashion industry creating a demand for affordable gem like black buttons. Parisian artist began the production of what they termed 'French Jet'.... a brilliant, abundant jet alternative....black glass.

Our Victorian Black Glass Mourning Button Jewelry is lovingly created in remembrance of our sweet Lance