February 18, 2016  |  Fact  |  Share

Old Buttons are valued in the antique Indian jewelry marketplace. They were originally fasteners on Native dress made from a wide range of materials, including bone, shell, and wood. The introduction of silver permitted many variations in button shapes and ornamental effect. The button styles of the early 20th century have been adapted for use in other jewelry forms such as earrings.

Fact: Jewelers took the early pre-1900 hemisphere and made corrugated, filed or grooved surface decoration.

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