The subtle purple violets blooming on the rare and collectible hand-painted antique porcelain button anchoring this necklace symbolize faithfulness and enduring love.
Most Victorian-era porcelain buttons were hand-painted by well-bred women in their parlors. Painting porcelain was a popular domestic art in the late 19th century, similar to needlework or knitting in the 20th century.
Boldly expressing your feelings, especially amorous ones, wasn't socially acceptable in Victorian-era England. Much like modern love-struck teenagers, Victorians sent their crushes encoded love notes using flowers instead of emojis.