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This Victorian button necklace features a classic example of a Victorian mourning button made of faceted black glass. Set on an antiqued brass filigree pendant, this delicate and detailed steel cut button is a delight. I also have fabulous mourning button earrings in my earrings section for a complimentary set.

Necklace measures approximately 18" plus a 2" extension for some flexibility in length - the total chain length is approximately 20", and the pendant measures 1.25". One 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.

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.

With the death of Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria adorned herself in black jet mouning 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.

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

See the entire Compass Rose Design Jewelry Collection:

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As artists of handcrafted goods, we stand by 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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Convo me with any questions :)SHIPPING & RETURNS: We typically ship our items 1-4 days from the date of purchase. Occasionally custom orders take longer. Tracking information is available for US shipments only. International orders typically take 10-15 business days and do NOT come with tracking information. A note to international buyers: The recipient of the merchandise will be required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT. Read our full policies for our no-hassle return policy. Thank you!
Creek Van Houten
Johnny Van Houten

Victorian Mourning Button Necklace Antique Button Necklace Black Glass Mourning Button Pendant

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage button, bead, chain, wire, glass, antique button, victorian button, brass, edwardian button, heirloom, button pendant, mourning button
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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