Daisie O’Brien

Daisie O’Brien

  • $ 65.00


This antique Victorian French Jet, black glass, mourning button will now be worn and enjoyed once again this time as an unique necklace.

button pendant measures 1 1/2 inches 

vintage new old stock black glass beads 17 1/2 inches 

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. 

#Tellanewstory Daisie was the longest standing Biedenharn Garden Club president holding office from 1884-1896. She was known for commissioning daisy motif buttons for all club officers.