We named this spirited necklace Selene, after the goddess Romans regarded as the personification of the moon. Romans worshipped Selene during both new and full moons.
We think the spectacular, mid-century, ocean pearl crescent moon centering this necklace will make you feel like a goddess.
It’s a rare and highly collectible piece of mother-of-pearl. It was manufactured by the B. Schwanda Company, which was known during the early 20th century for being the purveyor of the highest quality ocean pearl buttons.
The moon hangs from a pretty star in the form of one-of-a-kind, antique, Victorian-era cut steel button. Cut steel buttons were first manufactured in the 1720s and quickly rose in popularity as economical imitations of the diamond and marcasite buttons fashionable in the royal court. We lovingly refer to them as “button bling”.