These beautiful vintage mother of pearl buttons are carved to look like flowers or stars, each one is unique. They have a metal shank that is visible on the front as the center of the flower. They are made of an iridescent grey shell. These pretty buttons are vintage 1950s and are in excellent condition, with lovely individually carved tops and rustic unfinished backs. You should expect the backs of these buttons to show varying degrees of roughness and layers of shell - they are not polished and even like the fronts. The shanks are in perfect condition. These are new old stock (nos), never used. These buttons measure 3/4 inch in diameter, and are shown with a 1 inch piece of art for your size estimates. You will receive 4 buttons.