Queen Victoria mourning button ring
Victorian Black glass mourning button
sterling plated pewter ring size 6
Queen Victoria dressed in mourning, complete black, the rest of her life- 40 years after losing her beloved Prince Albert causing a fashion demand for affordable black buttons. The Paris button shops met this fashion demand with affordable French Jet, black glass buttons. The correct collector term for these beauties is 'Mourning Button', they may or may not have actually adorned mourning wear.
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