Grey Vintage Pearl Dangle Earrings

Ashes and Pearl Earrings

These delicate earrings feature vintage pearl buttons 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 design team hand-dyed the pearl buttons in small batches on a stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana studio.

In this piece:
  • Two Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
  • Nickel-free and lead-free brass kidney wire closures
  • Hangs 1 7/8"

Shop the collection: Grandmother's Buttons Earrings.