Victorian Mourning Button Earrings - Long Dangle
Our antique button earrings are made with genuine vintage buttons made between 1860 and 1920. These elegant long-style dangle earrings are made with antique mourning buttons hanging from antiqued brass.
ABOUT VICTORIAN MOURNING BUTTONS:
With the death of Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria adorned herself in black jet mourning jewelry, causing the rest of the nation to do the same. Since the petrified wood jet was expensive, black glass buttons came into fashion. Also the time of the Civil War in the United States, keepsake charms, lockets and other sentimental expressions of love and memory flourished throughout the Victorian era into the early 20th century.
- nickel-free brass earring hooks
- Total earring length 3" (7.5cm)