Amelia Bracelet bone and vintage pearl button

Amelia Bracelet

This bracelet shows off three charming carved pearl buttons. 

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. Read the Mighty Mississippi Pearl story on our Buttonology Blog.

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

In this piece:

  • Three Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons 
  • Two hand-carved bone pieces
  • Five small brass flowers brass stampings, made in the USA today in antique dies
  • Length is 7 1/4" to 8" 

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