Antique French Jet( black glass) mourning button with gold and silver luster now adorns a sterling plated pewter ring size 7
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.