Wouldn't it be great if you could easily dress up your existing bracelets and necklaces?
Now you can add an antique element to any of your favourite bracelets or re-invigorate a not so loved necklace, with one simple click.
The late Victorian Era saw an influx of floral designs coming through in jewellery and fashion. During the late 1800's and very early 1900's, floral embossed buttons were the pinacle of wealth and high fashion. These little symbols were subtle and tasteful, as is the case with this particular button. Let's not forget, that only the very wealthy and noble of French society could afford or even be allowed to wear metal buttons during those years!
This button has been crafted in brass, but as with so many of the buttons of this era, it has had a rose gold coating to the front of the button. This was not evident until I polished the button and boy, did it come to life after that!
After polishing the button, it did lose some of it's depth, so I "re-tarnished" the button in areas to help highlight the original floral pattern. Now that pattern really pops!
The button has been bezel set in solid Sterling Silver (925) but I wanted something more for this button. So I carefully added a delicate crown pattern around the bezel. To make that really stand out, I blackened the silver behind it. You have to admit, it's pretty special, right?
Fob chains were also really popular during this time, so I added a little Sterling Silver fob on a sterling silver chain to retain the authenticity of the era. The swivel clasp turns a full 360 degrees, so you don't need to worry about how you attach the charm. I have also left the reverse side of the setting open, so you are able to see the original button hook. I like this feature. It reminds you you're wearing a piece of French history.
This is a one of a kind charm, completely hand crafted using traditional Goldsmith techniques and using genuine sterling silver and a French antique button. What more could you ask for?
*** Please note, the price shown is for the charm and fob only. Images shown with a necklace and bracelet is for advertising purposes only. I'm trying to show you how easily this charm button can enhance the jewellery pieces you already have.
Your jewelry journey begins..... with a piece of wearable history, created by Porsha Bella Jewellery.