Antique French Jet, black glass, mourning button now adorns a sterling plated pewter ring
*always remove antique button rings before washing hands
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.
#writeyourownstory Jet chose these buttons to adorn her mourning dress after the death of her beloved Levi. Once a week for 42 years she placed white wisteria blooms on his grave. Rumor has it they immediately turned black upon touching the grass.