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Victorian Mourning Button Earrings Antique Black Carved Glass Gothic Drop Vintage Buttons Earring Handmade by Compass Rose Design

Part of my mourning button jewelry series - I made these shimmering drop style earrings with a pair of matching beautiful carved black glass drop buttons from circa 1860-1890. The buttons hang from a Gothic design medallion - luscious, sophisticated, a bit of history.

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.

* Total earring length is approximately 2".
* Nickel-free non-allergenic brass leverback earring hooks
* These earrings are made with genuine late Victorian mourning buttons
* All items come in a gift box

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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Victorian Mourning Button Earrings Antique Black Carved Glass Gothic Drop Vintage Buttons Earring Handmade by Compass Rose Design


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  • Materials: victorian buttons, glass buttons, brass filigree setting, brass leverback earring hook, carved glass, mourning buttons, antique buttons, vintage buttons, glass, faceted glass, black glass, mourning button, drop button
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