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Victorian Button Ring Picture Button Storytime Village Scene Antique Button on Brass Handmade by Compass Rose Design

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Wear a world on your fingers with this Victorian Button Ring Picture Button Village Scene Storytime Cottage Antique Button on Brass Handmade by Compass Rose Design

This sweet antique button ring is a classic example of a storytime picture button ring made with a highly detailed scene of a village scene in stunning detail in dark bronze with a hint of gold. I set this button on a brass filigree ring. I work with buttons from between 1860 - 1930, mostly from ladies dresses passed from dress to dress, mother to daughter, to you.

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. Mass production methods in the 1800s popularized steel picture buttons, used on women and children’s clothing from the 1860s into the Edwardian era. Victorian pictures buttons, often with multiple layers, featured detailed botanical designs and scenes from European fairytales as well as Classical art and mythology.

* This is a wonderfully sturdy adjustable ring that fits from below a 6 to above a 10. The ends are rounded, so this is a comfortable adjustable ring.
* The button is about 5/8" across.
* The fourth photo shows a selection of antique buttons as well as an 1880-1890 photo of a corseted dress with button detail, similar to a gown this button once adorned.
* See photos for details.

Compass Rose Design revives historic heirlooms into wearable art. Everything in our shop is handmade in our studio just north of San Francisco, California.

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As artists of handcrafted goods, we guarantee our work – but we go a step further with our no-hassle exchange/return policy. Please read our shop policies for all the details if you have questions BEFORE purchase. Contact us with any questions or if you’d like priority shipping or insurance, as these are not included with regular shipping prices. Remember there is sometimes natural variation in hues or loving wear that accompanies the genuine antique items we work with. Thank you for supporting handmade!

Compass Rose Design Jewelry is a tiny, woman-owned family business based just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.

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Victorian Button Ring Picture Button Storytime Village Scene Antique Button on Brass Handmade by Compass Rose Design


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique button ring, brass filigree adjustable ring, victorian button, vintage button, collectible heirloom, vintage antique, antique button, edwardian button, adjustable ring, picture button, story button, fairytale button
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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