Petite Pearls Necklace
This feminine vintage hand-dyed pearl necklace is as unique as it is beautiful.
The pearl buttons in this necklace 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.
Grandmother Buttons hand-dyed the vintage pearl buttons in small batches on a stovetop in our St. Francisville, Louisiana design studio.
In this piece:
Three Lady Washington vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
- Three small brass flower stampings made in America in vintage dies
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 16' with 4" extender
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Read Mighty Mississippi River Pearls on our Buttonlogy Blog.