Earrings - Hand-Dyed Vintage Mississippi River Pearl Buttons

La Mere de la Perle in Lapis Earrings

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Our original La Mere de la Perle earrings are a perennial customer favorite so we decided to re-create them using hand-dyed pearl buttons in lapis blue and white.

The vintage pearl buttons featured in these earrings were hand-carved from Mississippi River mussel shells by the American Pearl Button Company of Washington which operated between 1908 and 1964.

We lovingly hand-dyed the pearl buttons on the stovetop in our Louisiana design studio.

Read more on our Buttonology Blog: Mighty Mississippi River Pearls.

In this piece:

  • Four vintage, hand-dyed mother-of-pearl buttons, manufactured between 1908 & 1964
  • Two brass filigree stampings made in the USA in vintage dies
  • Two tiny Austrian crystals
  • Nickel-free & lead-free brass euro wire closures
  • Hangs 1 7/8”

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