This necklace showcases a stunning vintage German jet glass button with a silver luster.
In 1861, Queen Victoria's husband inadvertently made black glass buttons trendy by dying of typhoid fever. The Queen wore mourning attire for the rest of her life, and as she and her court determined what was fashionable, her signature black buttons became all the rage.
The Queen wore actual jet buttons, made from an organic mineral derived from a pine tree species that lived 180 million years ago. However, authentic jet buttons were prohibitively expensive for most people, so the masses wore more economical jet black glass buttons like this one.
This necklace can be worn long at 32", or doubled up and worn short at 16."
In this piece:
Vintage German jet glass button with silver luster
Jet glass crystal chain
Silver-plated pewter setting and toggle made in the USA