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Perfume buttons have the loveliest story. Made in the mid-1800's, they have an underlay of velvet fabric with a pierced, ornate brass overlay. The perfumes of the Victorian Era were oil based, and when used on the skin, would soil the women's clothing. These buttons were designed so women could dab their perfume on the velvet of the button, thus, protecting their clothing and carrying the scent for a long time. During the Civil War, women would give such a button, scented with their perfume, to a husband or lover going off to war. He would stitch it under his uniform collar as a reminder of the love he left behind. This pretty button is mounted on an intricate ox brass filigree. The 17" chain is 14k gold-filled finished with a 14k gold-filled lobster clasp.

*Please note most buttons are one-of-a-kind (OOAK) due to the limited supply of buttons over 100 years old. Thanks for your interest in this heirloom piece.

Perfume Button Jewelry Gold Flower on Chocolate Velvet Antique Victorian Perfume Button Necklace


  • Vintage handmade item from the 1800s
  • Materials: button, chain, clasp
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 254 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people