This necklace is pure elegance with its luminescent mother-of-pearl oval and small antique button. We named it Sheehan, a Middle English word meaning fair and comely.
The biological name for mother-of-pearl is nacre. Nacre is formed from a blend of minerals a mollusk secretes to protect itself from foreign objects, such as sand, in its shell. The nacre wraps itself around the intruding object in layers, creating a pearl and thus is called “the mother of the pearl.”
The mother-of-pearl oval hangs from a single one-of-a-kind, antique, Victorian-era brass button.
Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
In this piece:
Antique brass button, circa 1880-1890
Two brass-plated pewter settings made today in the USA