We saved our most beautiful brass and cut steel buttons for this holiday limited edition release with hopes of adding some extra sparkle to your celebrations. These earrings feature a rare matching pair of antique Victorian-era steel cup buttons with cut steel and gold-plated brass centers.
Century-old buttons tend to lose their mates, so finding matching pairs like these is rare and special.
Matthew Bolton from Birmingham, England, perfected the manufacture of cut steel buttons in the 1770s by riveting tiny pieces of faceted steel onto a frame. They quickly rose in popularity as economical imitations of the diamond and marcasite buttons fashionable in the royal court.
In our studio, we fondly refer to cut steel buttons as “button bling” and love to imagine each one making an opulent Victorian gown sparkle on a ballroom dance floor.