Our original La Mere de la Perle necklace is a perennial customer favorite so we decided to re-create it using hand-dyed pearls in vivid shades of sky and lapis blue with some white pearl accents.
The vintage pearl buttons were hand-carved from Mississippi River mussel shells by the American Pearl Button Company of Washington which operated between 1908 and 1964.
We lovingly hand-dyed the pearls on the stovetop in our Louisiana design studio.
Read more on our Buttonology Blog: Mighty Mississippi River Pearls
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