A Victorian style necklace full of history and elegance - I made this lariat necklace with authentic Victorian mourning buttons, circa 1870-1900 and a vintage 1950s chain from my great Aunt. These keepsake treasures are suspended from an antiqued brass chain - luxurious!
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
Jewelry of the early Victorian era reflected the romantic notions of the young queen’s courtship and marriage. Love tokens, travel charms and other symbol-laden, sentiment-infused jewelry was popular from 1830 to the turn of the century. Production methods in the 1800s popularized steel picture buttons, used on women and children’s clothing from the 1860s into the Edwardian era. 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.
MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* The chain measures about 20" (18" plus an extender) and the lariat drop is 2.5" including the Victorian filigree circle
* The fourth image shows a collection of mourning buttons and a Victorian Era photo - from the same era as the Victorian button in this necklace.
* All items come in a gift box.
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Antique Mourning Button Lariat - Steampunk Victorian Upcycled Vintage Drop Style Necklace
- Handmade item
- Materials: antiqued brass chain, wire, brass charm, long chain, antique key, skeleton key, brass key, antique excutcheon, key hole, 29 inch chain, cast iron, diamond shape keyhole, glass mourning button
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- Ships worldwide from United States