Daughter antique French Jet Button Necklace

  • $ 65.00


Antique French Jet mourning buttons with pressed sun design. Matching buttons in different sizes are referred to as Mother/Daughter in the button collecting world.

These buttons now adorn vintage NOS (new old stock) glass beads

  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. 

Daughter button: pendant measures 1 1/2 inches

17 1/2 inch beads