Vintage Glass Rose Necklace
Vintage Glass Rose Necklace
Mother of Pearl Necklace

Rosia Necklace

This necklace features a kaleidoscope of pretty colors and textures with its hand-dyed mother-of-pearl, satin glass, and opal glass buttons.

The pearl buttons 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 Buttons hand-dyed the vintage pearl buttons featured in this piece in small batches on the stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana design studio.

Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.

In this piece:

  • A satin glass rose button, hand-pressed today in antique molds in the Czech Republic (center)
  • Two small, vintage opal glass cabochons made in Czechslovakia, set atop two Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons 
  • Four brass filigree beads and two small filigree stampings, all made today in the USA in antique dies
  • Antiqued brass chain
  • Length is 16" with 4" extender

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