This delightful ultra-feminine necklace features hand-carved vintage pearl buttons and one small antique button.
The pearl buttons in this necklace 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. Read the Mighty Mississippi Pearl button story on our Buttonology Blog.
Grandmother's Buttons hand-dyed the vintage pearl buttons in small batches on a 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:
- One unique small antique brass button circa 1880-1918
- Four Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
- Ornate brass stamping made in America in vintage dies
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 18" with 4" extender
Shop the collection: Grandmother's Buttons Necklaces.