This Antique French Jet, black glass, mourning button will now be worn and enjoyed once again this time as a one of a kind 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.