Vintage Pearl Button Drop Earrings

Amelia in Pearl Earrings

Elegant and understated, these pearl earrings are the perfect complement to your favorite jeans and blouse. 

The pearl buttons in these earrings were 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. 

Grandmother's Buttons hand-dyed the vintage pearl buttons in small batches on a stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana design studio.

In this piece:

  • Two Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons 
  • Small brass flower stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
  • Hangs 2"

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