Black Heart antique button earrings

  • $ 70.00


These small Antique French brass and black glass buttons featuring tiny black hearts now adorn gold filled wires to be worn and enjoyed once again this time as precious light weight earrings!

button pendant measures 1/4 inch

total earring length is 1 inch

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