Antique French Jet, black glass, mourning button with gold and silver luster now adorns a sterling plated pewter ring size 7
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. To meet the fashion demand for affordable black buttons Paris began the production of 'French Jet', black glass.
*always remove antique button rings before entering water *