Ashes and Pearl Earrings
These delicate earrings feature vintage pearl buttons made from mussel shells harvested from the Mississippi River by the American Pearl Button Company of Washington in Iowa. A few decades after the button company closed its doors in 1964, the great-grandson of the original owner, decided to sell the remaining stock and we bought it all.
We hand-dyed the pearl buttons on the stovetop in our Louisiana studio. Read about the sweet story of Mighty Mississippi River Pearls on our Buttonology blog.
Two Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
- Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
- Hangs 1 7/8"
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